Phuket (city)

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Coordinates: 7°53′17″N 98°23′51″E / 7.88806°N 98.39750°E / 7.88806; 98.39750

City Municipality
Phuket Municipality
Phuket Viewpoint.jpg
Country Thailand
Province Phuket Province

Phuket (/pˈkɛt/ poo-KET; Thai: นครภูเก็ต,[1] Thai pronunciation: [pʰūː.kèt]) is a city in southeast Phuket Island, Thailand. It is the capital of Phuket Province. As of 2007 the city had a population of 75,573. It covers the subdistricts (tambon) Talat Yai (Thai: ตลาดใหญ่) and Talat Nuea (Thai: ตลาดเหนือ) of Mueang Phuket district.


On February 13, 2004 the town was elevated to city status (thesaban nakhon, Thai: เทศบาลนคร).


The major religion is Buddhism. The Buddhist temples in the city are attractive destinations for national and international tourists. Along the streets some Hindu temples depicting the statues of Lord Ganesha and Lord Brahma can also be seen.

Karon View Point at Phuket


Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Phuket is twinned with:

Rank Sister Cities Country
1 Pekanbaru Indonesia Indonesia
2 Nice France France[2]



  1. ^ Or เมืองภูเก็ต
  2. ^ "Villes jumelées avec la Ville de Nice" (in French). Ville de Nice. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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