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Phuket, pronounced "puh-KET", is 's largest island. It is 48 km in length, 21 km at its widest, and is in , on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges.

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is the largest beach resort on the island of .

is the provincial capital of .

Beach is on the west coast of , south of and north of .

is on the west coast of , just to the north of , and immediately south of .


Yai and Noi are two adjacent beaches on the west coast of , directly south of .

Yai and Noi, also known as Ko Raya Yai and Ko Raya Noi, are twin islands off the south coast of Ko .

is on the east coast of . This is Phuket's principal boat anchorage and the island's largest bay, 11 km south of the town.

is a beach on the northwestern coast of , .

Beach Ao , also หาดสุรินทร์) Hat Surin) is on the west coast of , about 15 km north of .

is a seafront village in . The northern part of is known as Hat Mittraphap, and has some beachfront, while the southern portion is the urban area and a port called Laem Ka.

, more commonly referred to as Nai Harn, is a beach at the southernmost tip of , near Laem Phromthep.

Ao Bang Thao), also known as Bang Tao and Laguna Beach, is a beach on the northwest side of .

are two adjacent quiet beaches in northern .

is a beach in , 1 km south of Surin Beach.

is a region in southern , extending into the Andaman sea.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 410,000
  • Latitude of center: 7.9715° or 7° 58' 17.5" north
  • Longitude of center: 98.351° or 98° 21' 3.5" east
  • Elevation: 131 meters (430 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 1151253

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