Introduction of Phuket
Island and province off the W coast of the Malay Peninsula, in the Andaman Sea, SW Thailand . It has been a tin-mining region since antiquity. Its capital, Phuket, was founded by settlers from India in the first century b.c. The Siamese and Burmese struggled for control of the island in the 18th century, and it was taken by Thailand in the following century.

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