Basseterre is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. The city lies within the parish of Saint George Basseterre and the southern part of the parish of Saint Peter Basseterre. It is one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Caribbean.
Fort Street/Bank Street is the main street in Basseterre which is home to the bulk of the island's main shops and banks. There are two centres in the city, at The Circus, which is geared towards tourism purposes, and the Independence Square, which contains the cathedral, courthouse and most of the older buildings.
It is a tropical rainforest climate in Basseterre, and the temperatures remain constant throughout the course of the year with averaging 27°C year-round.