PHUKET - THAILAND
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Phuket
Country:
Thailand
Province:
Phuket
Official language:
Thai
Time zone:
TST (UTC+7)
Dialing code:
+66 - 76
Currency:
Baht (฿) (THB)
Phuket 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 and Talat Nuea of Mueang Phuket district.
On February 13, 2004 the town was elevated to city status. 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.
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