( ; ) is a city located in the southeast of Phuket Island
. It is the capital of the Phuket Province
, covering all of the island. As of 2007 the city has a population of 75,573 people. 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 (thesaban nakhon
Under the Koppen climate classification
, Phuket features a tropical monsoon climate
. Due to its proximity to the equator, in the course of the year, there is little variation in temperatures. The city has an average annual high of 32°C (90°F) and an annual low of 24°C (75°F). Phuket has a dry season
that runs from December through March and a wet season
that covers the other eight months. However, like many cities that feature a tropical monsoon climate, Phuket sees some precipitation even during its dry season. Phuket averages roughly 2300 mm (92 in.) of rain annually.
Phuket is famous for its night life, fine dining and is a favorite destination with international travelers.
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