Pori Finland


Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. The city is located some 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the Gulf of Bothnia, on the estuary of the Kokemäenjoki river. Pori was established in 1558 by Duke John who became later John III of Sweden.

The municipality has a population of 85,256 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 1,155.67 square kilometres (446.21 sq mi) of which 870.01 km2 (335.91 sq mi) is water. The population density is 102.22/km2 (264.7/sq mi). The municipality is unilingually Finnish. It is the 11th largest city in Finland, and the 7th largest urban area. Pori is also the capital of the Satakunta region (pop. 224,028) and the Pori sub-region (pop. 136,905).