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A city of southern Thailand, on Phuket Island in the Andaman Sea. It is a tourist destination and commercial port.
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1. (Placename) an island and province of S Thailand, in the Andaman Sea: mainly flat; suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Area: 534 sq km (206 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the chief town of the island of Phuket; a popular tourist resort
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an island near the W coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea: beach resorts. 146,400; 309 sq. mi. (801 sq. km).
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