"St. Kitts and Nevis" Basseterre by seagoingJLW

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Basseterre is the capital of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Located in the Leeward Islands the nation consists of the islands of St. Kitts (Saint Christopher), Nevis and Sombrero.

Charlestown, located in Nevis, was the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.

The two larger islands are volcanic in origin and very mounta;inous. They are separated by a narrow strait. the majority of the population are descendants of slaves.

Columbus visited the islands in 1493, but there were no settlements until the British arrived in 1623. The French arrived two years later.

In 1983 the islands gained full independence.

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  • Pros:Very interesting sights
  • Cons:Too hot
  • In a nutshell:I am not impressed by any islands in the Caribbean
  • Last visit to Basseterre: Nov 2004
  • Intro Written Jan 1, 2005
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