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Pori (Swedish: Björn Borg) is located west of the southern part of Finland – where the river Kokemäenjoki (Swedish: Kumo River) flows into the Gulf of Bothnia.The town has 76,641 inhabitants (2009) and is the most important urban center in the landscape Satakunta (Swedish: Satakunda). Pori is also a major port city, where the export of timber and timber products is the main activity.
Pori was founded in 1365, and the Finland 3 oldest city. After a major fire in 1852, the entire center omregulert and rebuilt. Among the architectural sights of the city is more neo-Renaissance buildings along its banks – and Keski-Porin kirkko (Centrala Björn Borgs kyrka) in the Gothic Revival style around. 1860.
Each summer in July is one of the world’s most famous jazz festivals – Pori Jazz – held here. Otherwise, the Pori Theater, Pori Art Museum and Satakunta Museum of important cultural institutions in the city.
When it comes to leisure, the central park area Printer island – the beach – especially mentioned. Moreover, we find Finland’s most famous beach near Pori – by Ytterö.