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Court House of Pori
Court House of Pori
The Juselius Mausoleum, designed by Josef Stenbäck
The Juselius Mausoleum, designed by Josef Stenbäck


Pori (Björneborg in Swedish) is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. The centre of the city it located some 15 km from the coast of Gulf of Bothnia, at the estuary (the largest of those in Finland) of Kokemäenjoki river. Pori is part of the province of Western Finland and is the most important town in the Satakunta region. Image File history File links Porin_vaakuna. ... Download high resolution version (508x732, 98 KB)Town hall of Pori Picture taken by me (Graaf) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (508x732, 98 KB)Town hall of Pori Picture taken by me (Graaf) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 64 KB)Juselius mausoleum in Pori, Finland. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 64 KB)Juselius mausoleum in Pori, Finland. ... Heinävesi church is the second biggest wooden church in Finland. ... Pori can mean: Pori - a city in Finland Pori - a tribe from Cameroon This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The municipalities (kunta in Finnish, kommun in Swedish) represent the local level of administration in Finland and act as the fundamental administrative units of the country. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Bothnia (Fin. ... The Kokemäenjoki is a river in Finland. ... Finland consists of 6 provinces (Finnish: läänit, Swedish: län). ... The Province of Western Finland is a province of Finland. ... Satakunta is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ...


The municipality has a population of 76,183 (2005-02-28) and covers an area of 511.88 km² of which 8.71 km² is water. The population density is 151.4 inhabitants per km². The municipality is unilingually Finnish. Pori is the 10th largest city in Finland, and the 7th largest urban area.


The Neo-Gothic Juselius Mausoleum, located in the Käppärä cemetery in central Pori, was built in 1903 by the wealthy industrialist F.A. Juselius for his daughter Sigrid who died when she was only 11 years old. The Mausoleum was designed by the architect Josef Stenbäck. The Mausoleum originally had frescoes painted by artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela, but these decayed after a short time. The frescoes were restored by Akseli's son Jorma Gallen-Kallela using his father's sketches. Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An Architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Heinävesi church is the second biggest wooden church in Finland. ... From the Kalevala, 1896 Akseli Gallen-Kallela (April 26, 1865 _ March 7, 1931) was a Finnish painter who is most of all known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic (illustration, right). ... Jorma Gallen-Kallela (1898 - 1 December 1939) was a Finnish artist. ...


Pori is known, among other things, for the sand beaches of Yyteri and for hosting Pori Jazz, an annual international jazz festival. Yyteri is a district in the city of Pori, Finland. ... Pori Jazz is a large international jazz festival, held annually in the small coastal city of Pori, Finland. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century. ...

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Politics

Pori is a strong foothold for the Social Democratic Party. In 2004 the party got 32,4% of the votes while the second largest party, National Coalition Party, got 24,8% of the votes. The mayor of Pori is Aino-Maija Luukkonen, who was selected to run the city in 2004 after the former mayor, Martti Sinisalmi, retired from the post. The Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) is one of the most influential political parties in Finland, along with the Centre Party and the Coalition Party. ... The National Coalition Party (Kansallinen Kokoomus or Samlingspartiet) is a political party in Finland. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Aino-Maija Luukkonen Aino-Maija Luukkonen (born 1958 in Pyhämaa, part of Uusikaupunki) is the mayor of Pori. ...


Demographics

More than 98% of the population has Finnish as their first language, and about 2% has either Arabic, French, German, Russian or Swedish as their first language. There is a little minority of about 0.5% of Swedish speakers in the city. There is a Swedish School and a Swedish Culture Club that are aimed on serving the Finland-Swedish minority in the Satakunta region. Arabic ( or just ), is the largest member of the family of Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic. ... Finland-Swedish is a variety of Swedish. ... Satakunta (Satakunda) is the name of a geographical region in Finland which can refer to: Satakunta - a historical Province of Sweden (Historical provinces of Finland) Turun ja Porin lääni - a former Province of Finland (County of Sweden) Satakunnan maakunta - a current Region of Finland Western Finland - a current Province...


People

  • Kielo Tommila - Finnish actress born 1950.
  • Visa Mäkinen - Finnish film director born 1945.
  • Pertti Neumann - Finnish singer of the band Dingo in the 80's. Born 1959.
  • Olli Lindholm - Finnish singer of the band . Born 1964.
  • Selim Palmgren - Finnish composer born 1878.
  • Jukka Syrenius - Finnish blues musician born 1951
  • Timo Koivusalo - Finnish actor and film director born 1963.
  • Leo-Pekka Tähti - Finnish paraathletic with two olympic golds. Born 1983.
  • Jorma Uotinen - Finnish dancer born 1950.
  • Eija Kantola - Finnish singer born 1966.
  • Veli-Pekka Ketola - Finnish ice hockey player born 1948

Image:Tommila. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Visa Mäkinen (b. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Pertti Nipa Neumann is a Finnish pop musician, head figure of the popular 1980s pop band Dingo. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Selim Palmgren (1878–1951) was a Finnish composer, pianist, and conductor. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Koivusalo directed and wrote the 2005 film Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa Timo Johannes Koivusalo born (October 31, 1963 in Pori, Finland) is a Finnish actor, director, writer, columnist, composer and musician. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Veli-Pekka Ketola was born on 28 March, 1948 in Pori, Finland. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...

Trivia

The asteroid 1499 Pori was named after the city by its discoverer, the Finnish astronomer Yrjö Väisälä. 253 Mathilde, a C-type asteroid. ... An astronomer or astrophysicist is a person whose area of interest is astronomy or astrophysics. ... Yrjö Väisälä (IPA: ) (September 6, 1891 - July 21, 1971) was a Finnish astronomer and physicist. ...


Transmitter facility

Near Pori there is a broadcasting facility for medium-wave and short-wave broadcasting by the Digita. The medium-wave transmitter uses a 185 m (607 ft) guyed mast as an aerial.


External links

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Pori
  • The City of Pori - official site

Coordinates: 61°29′N 21°47′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Pori - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (403 words)
Pori, or Björneborg ("Bear city") in Swedish, is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland.
Pori is part of the province of Western Finland and is the most important town in the Satakunta region.
Pori is the 10th largest city in Finland, and the 7th largest urban area.
LeTTeT '98 & MaTILDA '98 (552 words)
The conference is located at Pori School of Technology and Economics that is about three kilometers from the city centre.
The city of Pori has about 76.500 inhabitants and is known for its industry, harbours and active business life.
Pori is a capital of the Satakunta region, which has 250 000 inhabitants.
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