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 of Kokemäenjoki river. Pori is part of the province of Western Finland and is the most imporant town in the Satakunta region.
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 8th 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 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 were later destroyed. The frescoes were restored by Akseli's son Jorma Gallen-Kallela using his father's sketches.
Near Pori there is a broadcasting facility for medium-wave and short-wave broadcasting by the Finnish Broadcasting Society. The medium-wave transmitter uses a 607-feet-high (185-metre-high) guyed mast as an aerial.
- The City of Pori – official site