Coordinates: 7°53′17″N 98°23′51″E / 7.88806°N 98.39750°E / 7.88806; 98.39750
Phuket (/puːˈkɛt/ poo-KET; Thai: นครภูเก็ต, 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.