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Kathu (Thai: กะทู้, pronounced [kā.tʰúː]) is a district (amphoe) of Phuket Province, Thailand. The district is in the west of Phuket Island. It neighbors Thalang to the north, Mueang Phuket to the east and south, and the Andaman Sea to the west.
Kathu is the district which includes the tourist beach of Patong. Kamala Beach to the north is much less developed.
On 5 December 1938 the district was downgraded to a minor district (king amphoe) and became a subordinate of Mueang Phuket District.It was upgraded to a full district again on 10 December 1959.