(Swedish: Björneborg) is a city at the estuary of the Kokemäenjoki River, on the west coast of Finland. It covers 1,704 sq km (657 sq mi) and has a population of 83,000 (2011 estimate). It is the 11th largest city in Finland.
Central Pori Churchhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Keski-Porin-kirkko.jpg
Pori is said to be a Finnish pronunciation of the Swedish word borg
, meaning "castle". The Swedish name of the city is Björneborg, meaning "bear castle". Pori is today one of the oldest cities in Finland . It was founded in 1558 to replace earlier towns on the Kokemäenjoki river which had become difficult to navigate.
The population of an earlier village, Ulvila, was ordered to relocate to Pori, which received 300 involuntary residents. Still, the newcomers soon realise that Pori offered clear advantages over their old village, as it offers a better location for trading.
Kallo Lighthouse, Porihttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kallon_majakka_lumisateessa.JPG
The warmest month in Pori is July, when the average high temperature rises to 21°C (70°F). Coldest month is February, when the average low temperature drops to -9°C (16°F). August is the wettest month with 42.5 mm (1.673 in) of precipitation.
You can fly to Pori from Helsinki on Finncomm Airlines, arriving at Pori Airport (POR).
Sights & Attractions in Pori
The riverfront district of Pori, with its public buildings such as the City Hall and Pori Cathedral.
- Sigrid Jusélius Mausoleum
Mausoleum to the 11-year-old daughter of a wealthy Pori businessman. It has paintings by the famous Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela.
A neighborhood of Pori with old wooden buildings.
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