Phuket (pronounced /puːˈkɛt/, Thai: ภูเก็ต [pʰūːkɛ̀t]), umwhile kent as Talang (Tha-Laang) an, in Wastren sources, Junk Ceylon (a corruption o the Malay Tanjung Salang, i.e. "Cape Salang"), is ane o the soothren provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighbourin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Phang Nga an Krabi, but as Phuket is an island there are nae land boondaries.
Phuket, which is approximately the size o Singapore, is Thailand’s lairgest island. The island is connectit tae mainland Thailand bi twa bridges. It is situatit aff the wast coast o Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Phuket umwhile derived its wealth frae tin an rubber, an enjoyed a rich an colorful history. The island wis on ane o the major tradin routes atween Indie an Cheenae, an wis frequently mentioned in foreign ship logs o Portuguese, French, Dutch an Inglis traders. The region nou derives muckle o its income frae tourism.
Phuket Province haes a number o sister ceeties. They are:
Phuket Province is Twin touns wi:
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