|City of Phuket|
|• Type||City Municipality|
|• Mayor||Somjai Suwansupana|
|• City Municipality||12 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|• Metro||224 km2 (86 sq mi)|
|• City Municipality||79,308|
|• Density||6,600/km2 (17,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|Area code||(+66) 12|
Phuket (// poo-KET; Thai: เทศบาลนครภูเก็ต or ภูเก็ต, pronounced [pʰūː.kèt]) is a city in the southeast of Phuket Island, Thailand. It is the capital of Phuket Province. As of 2020[update] the city had a population of 79,308. It covers the subdistricts (tambons) Talat Yai (Thai: ตลาดใหญ่) and Talat Nuea (Thai: ตลาดเหนือ) of Mueang Phuket District.
Phuket is 862 km (535.6 mi) south of Bangkok.
Phuket Old Town is a quarter studded with heritage buildings in ten streets: Klang, Phang Nga, Rassada, Dee Buk, Krabi, Thep Kasattri, Phuket, Yaowarat, Satun, and Soi Rammanee. These older buildings show Phuket town's former prosperity. They were constructed when tin mining was an important industry on the island. Their architectural style is called "Sino-Portuguese", characteristic of which is a single or two-storey building with a narrow front compensated for by considerable depth. The tiles, doors, perforated windows, and other details are all influenced by Chinese and European styles combined. "Phuket Old Town" is a 2.7 km2 area covering a total of 210 rai.
As of 2019[update], the Fine Arts Department and the Phuket provincial authorities are preparing a proposal to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for Phuket Old Town to be listed as a World Heritage Site.
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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 Ganesha and Brahma can also be seen.
Since 2005, the population of Phuket has been increasing.
|Estimation date||31 Dec 2005||31 Dec 2010||31 Dec 2015||31 Dec 2019|
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