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Hotels of Pori
A hotel in Pori is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Pori hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Pori are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Pori hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Pori hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Pori have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Pori
An upscale full service hotel facility in Pori that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Pori hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Pori
Full service Pori hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Pori
Boutique hotels of Pori are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Pori boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Pori may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Pori
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Pori travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Pori focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Pori
Small to medium-sized Pori hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Pori traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Pori hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Pori
A bed and breakfast in Pori is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Pori bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Pori B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Pori
Pori hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Pori hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Pori
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Pori hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Pori lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Pori
Pori timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Pori often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Pori on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Pori
A Pori motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Pori for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Pori motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Pori (Swedish: Björneborg, Latin: Arctopolis) 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 km (335.91 sq mi) is water. The population density is 102.22/km (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).
The name Pori comes from the -borg part (meaning city or castle) of the original name in Swedish with a Fennicised pronunciation. The Swedish name Björneborg means Bear City (Bear Castle), and the Latin-Greek Arctopolis also means Bear City.
Pori: Early years
City of Pori was established in 1558 by Duke John of Finland (Finnish: Juhana III or Juhana-herttua) who was later known as John III of Sweden. It was a successor to the medieval towns of Teljä (Kokemäki) and Ulvila. Sailing the Kokemäki river had become more and more difficult since the 14th century due to the post-glacial rebound. The importance of Kokemäki and Ulvila began to decline as the ships could no longer navigate the river. In the 16th century the situation had become so bad that Duke John decided to establish a new harbour and market town closer to the sea.
Old town hall and market square in 1852 painting
The Bourgeois of Ulvila were ordered to migrate to the newly founded city and on 8 March 1558 John III gave the charter of Pori, which read: "Because we have seen that it would be best to build a strong market town alongside the sea, and because we cannot find anywhere suitable for fortifying in Ulvila, we have chosen another location at Pori."
At the beginning Pori had around 300 involuntary residents. However, they soon recognized the advantages of their new location, which offered opportunities for profitable trading, among other things. Ship building has been important since the beginning of history of Pori. Shipyard started by the river in 1572 and it worked until the early 20th century. The biggest ship probably ever built in Pori was "Porin Kraveli", completed in 1583.
Pori: Greater Wrath and Crimean War
During the Greater Wrath in 1713 Pori was occupied by Russian troops. Eight Russian regiments spent four months in town from September 1713 to January 1714 vandalizing and demolishing the city. Some of the most wealthiest residents vanished, they were probably imprisoned and taken to Russia. Wind mills and storage houses were burnt. Most of the oxen and horses and more than 400 boats were lost. The Russian invasion of Finland continued another seven years. It meant great financial loss for Pori as the foreign trade was completely finished. After the Greater Wrath Pori lost its staple rights and the city went into deep depression. A new "golden age" for Pori started in 1765 as the city got back the staple rights for foreign trade.
As the Crimean War burst out in 1853 Pori was attacked by French and British navy in 1855. The French frigate D'Assos made the first attempt on July and managed to catch one ship outside the Isokari island before they sailed further north. Another attack was made by British fleet on 9 August. Mayor Klaus Wahlberg negotiated a deal with the enemy and the city was saved. Two sailing ships and 17 smaller boats along with some other properties were given to the British.
1852 city plan by G.T. von Chiewitz
Pori: City fires
As most of its houses were made of wood, Pori has had its share of fires. The town has burned down and been rebuilt nine times. The city was first destroyed by fire in 1571 and the last major fire was in 1852. More than 75 per cent of the city was destroyed in 1852 and most of the residents became homeless. Only a few buildings, such as the Town Hall, were saved. The Great Fire of 1852 was one of the worst disasters in Finland so far. The new city plan and the shape of the present old town was designed by Swedish architect C. T. von Chiewitz. The newly completed buildings, such as the Pori Theatre and Hotel Otava are historically and culturally important. Four esplanades, which are wider than the other streets, divided the new city center in four parts.
Pori: Finnish Civil War and World War II
During the 1918 Finnish Civil War Pori was a part of the Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic. The city was not on the direct war zone but some terror was made by both sides. The best known incident was the execution of 11 Whites at the schoolyard of Pori Lyceum.
At the World War II Pori was bombed four times by the Soviet Airforce in 1939–1940. The worst bombing occurred on 2 February 1940 as 21 people were killed. Most of the bombs were aimed to the harbour area instead of the city itself. From 1942 to 1944 Pori Airport served as an air depot for the Jagdgeschwader 5 of German Luftwaffe. Pori air depot was known as "Feldluftpark Pori" and it was one of the major German air depots in Northern Europe. On September 1944 Germans left the airport and destroyed most of their facilities by exploding. One German-built hangar is still used today. Total of 319 Soviet Red Army prisoners of war died in Pori as they were used as a forced labor by the Germans. Soviet soldiers are buried at Vähärauma district in the eastern part of the city.
Pori: River and delta
The geological uplift after the last ice age has been relatively high at the mouth of the Kokemäenjoki river. When the city was established in 1558, it was situated on the shore of Pori bay. Because of this uplift the delta of the river now begins in front of the city. The recreation area of Kirjurinluoto is actually on an island connected with bridges to the mainland. Pori National Urban Park preserves the story of the phases of development of the town born at the mouth of the river Kokemäenjoki.
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The largest parties in Pori are National Coalition Party and Social Democratic Party. In 2012 municipal elections the parties gained 26.6% and 26.3% of vote, respectively. The mayor of Pori is Aino-Maija Luukkonen, who was elected to run the city in 2004 after the former mayor, Martti Sinisalmi, retired from the post.
Public transportation bus
Pori railway station and bus station are located in the city center. Since the Pori station is a terminal train station, railway traffic is quite moderate. Pori is only connected to Tampere with 13 daily departures by the Tampere–Pori railway. Bus traffic is very busy instead. Pori has more than 100 intercity buses with major Finnish cities Helsinki, Turku and Tampere as well as smaller places like Rauma and Vaasa. Public transport is managed by the city owned bus company Porin Linjat. It has also service to nearby municipalities.
Pori Airport has daily connections to Helsinki Airport and seasonal flights to ski resorts of Lapland as well as charter flights to several Mediterranean countries. Scheduled flights to Swedish capitol Stockholm were ceased in early 2013.
Port of Pori is specialized on bulk cargo. It has liner service to several Northern European ports. In October 2013 Pori was the destination of MS Nordic Orion, the first commercial cargo ship ever to transit the Northwest Passage. She was carrying a cargo of coking coal from Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.
Campus of UCPori
Pori is the home of 28 comprehensive schools and 7 gymnasiums including English, French and German classes as well as the Swedish-speaking Björnebogs svenska samskola, Rudolf Steiner School and a Christian school. First Trivial school in Pori was founded in 1641. Today it is succeeded by Pori Lyceum established 1879. Vocational education is given in five institutes including the music school Palmgren Conservatory and Finnish Aviation Academy which is owned by the state of Finland and Finnish flag carrier airline Finnair.
Highest grades of education in Pori are the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and University Consortium of Pori (UCPori).
Pori Jazz 2010
Pori: Pori Jazz Festival
Pori is widely known for its international jazz music festival, established in 1966. Today Pori Jazz is one of the major jazz festivals in Europe as well as one of the largest culture events in Finland. The nine-day festival is held annually in July. Many renowned musicians have played the festival over the years, including artists like B. B. King, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kanye West and Santana.
Concert arenas are located around the city. Main venue is Kirjurinluoto Arena, which is an open-air concert park holding an audience more than 30,000. The arena has hosted also many other events like Sonisphere Festival in 2009 and 2010. SuomiAreena in an international public debate forum held simultaneously with Pori Jazz.
Pori: Theatre and music
Pori is considered to be the birthplace of Finnish-language theatre as the Finnish National Theatre gave its first performance at Hotel Otava on October 13, 1872. Pori Theatre is a municipal theatre established in 1931 as a merger of two local stages. Theatre building was completed in 1884. Another professional theatre in Pori is Rakastajat-teatteri. It is also hosting an annual festival for independent theatre groups. Pori is a home for several amateur and youth theatres and the Kirjurinluoto Summer Theatre that presents open-air productions in summertime.
Pori Symphony Orchestra was established 1938 and it is today known as Pori Sinfonietta. The orchestra performs in 1999 built Promenadikeskus music hall. The first city orchestra was founded in 1877. In its early years the orchestra was mostly performing light orchestral music and its musicians were German. The very first symphony concert was played in 1902. Most famous classical composer from Pori is Selim Palmgren, even called as "The Finnish Chopin". Pori Opera was established in 1976. It performs a yearly production together with Pori Sinfonietta and Pori Opera Choir. In 2004 they recorded Kung Karls jakt which is the first opera composed in Finland.
Satakunta Museum is a historical museum established 1888. It is one of the oldest historical museums in Finland and presents the history of Satakunta province and the city of Pori. Museum building was completed in 1973. Pori Art Museum is a museum of contemporary and modern art. It was opened in 1979. Museum is based on the collections of local art collector and patronage Maire Gullichsen. Pori Art Museum is located in a former weigh house originally built in 1860. Other museums in Pori are the Rosenlew Museum which is presenting the industrial heritage of Rosenlew Company and the natural history museum Luontotalo Arkki. Toivo is the renovation center of Satakunta Museum. It presents traditional ways of restoring wooden houses with an exhibition of typical early 1900s home.
Speedway track in Yyteri
Major team sports in Pori are ice hockey and football. Pori is especially known for its popular hockey team Ässät which is a three-time Finnish Champion, most recently in 2013. Their victory parade gathered some 20,000 people to the Pori market square. Local top football side FC Jazz have won the Finnish premier league Veikkausliiga in 1993 and 1996. The club has also competed in several UEFA competitions. FC Jazz currently plays in the second tier Ykkönen. Women's football side NiceFutis is competing in the top division Naisten Liiga.
Other popular team sports in Pori are bandy and pesäpallo, the Finnish version of baseball. Women's pesäpallo team Pesäkarhut and bandy side Narukerä are both playing in the premier divisions. Pori has also male or female teams of lower divisions in almost all major team sports, including clubs like Musan Salama (football), Pori Futsal (futsal), Bears (American football), Pori Rugby (rugby union) and Karhut (floorball). The oldest sportsclub in Finland, Segelföreningen i Björneborg was established 1856 in Pori.
Harness racing at Pori Racetrack
Most successful Pori athletes are Olympic gold medal winners Kelpo Gröndahl and Kaarlo Kangasniemi. Other Olympic medalists from Pori are Arvo Aaltonen, Jouni Grönman, Jyri Kjäll and Sari Fisk. Today the best known athletes are swimmer Matti Mattsson, hurdler Nooralotta Neziri and Paralympic gold medalist Leo-Pekka Tähti. Mikko Salo won the 2009 CrossFit Games in Aromas, California and was declared as "World's Fittest Man".
Pori: Sporting facilities
12,300 seated Pori Stadium, which is primarily used for football, is one of the largest multi-purpose stadiums in Finland. It is the home ground for FC Jazz and NiceFutis. Stadium has also been a venue for two Finland internationals. Pori Stadium has hosted the Finnish Championships in Athletics three times and will be the venue of 2015 games.
Stadium is located at the Isomäki sports center. The area includes several other facilities like ice hockey arena for 6,500 spectators, indoor football arena, rink for bandy and skating, tennis courts and outdoor swimming stadium. Pori Racetrack is one of the major horse racing venues in Finland. Speedway track for motorcycles is located in the Yyteri area 20 kilometres out of the city as well as Yyteri Golf. The other golf course, Pori Golf Club, is on the outskirts of city.
The new city owned indoor swimming pool was opened in September 2011. It is a modern facility with seven pools of variable depth and size, three saunas and a gym.
The most widely read daily newspaper of Pori area is the independent Satakunnan Kansa. Other local papers are the Social Democrat Uusi Aika and Satakunnan Työ which is aligned with the Left Alliance. They are both published weekly as well as several free newspapers.
Radio Pori is a radio station established in 1985 as one of the first commercial stations in Finland. Eazy 101 is a local radio station mainly for younger people under 30. Public service radio in Pori area is Yle Satakunta, a regional station of Yle Radio Suomi. Yle TV2 screens daily local news from the Pori region and Satakunta province on its national channel.
Pori: Points of interest
Street view with Empire style houses
Yyteri Beach is located 17 kilometres out of the city center. The six-kilometre-long beach is one of the largest in Baltic Sea. Part of the area designated as a unisex nudist beach. Tourist facilities in Yyteri include a hotel/spa, camping/caravan park and a golf course. It is also very popular among windsurfers. Island of Reposaari is located some 10 kilometres further of Yyteri. It is connected with the mainland by highway. Reposaari is a unique village with a townscape of mostly wooden buildings and a population of 1,000 people. The island has a church, marina, hostel, camping site, several restaurants and a fishing port.
Juselius Mausoleum at the Käppärä Cemetery was built in 1901 for the 11-year-old daughter of businessman Fritz Arthur Jusélius. It is the only mausoleum in Finland. The building is decorated with a frescoes by Akseli Gallen-Kallela who is one of Finland's most prominent painters. Kirjurinluoto is an island and park at the delta of river Kokemäenjoki by the city center. On the south side of the river stand the Empire style buildings of the "old town", raised after the 1852 city fire. 1841 built Old Town Hall is one of the few buildings saved from the fire. Central Pori Church and the Greek Orthodox Church of Pori dedicated to John the Theologian are the most notable churches. 10 kilometres outside the city at the municipality of Ulvila are the Medieval St. Olaf's Church and the 18th century ironworks of Leineperi.
Villa Mairea is a design of Finland's most famous architect Alvar Aalto. It is considered as one of his most significant works. The villa is widely known all over the world among the ones interested in modern architecture. Villa Mairea is located in Noormarkku, a municipality annexed with Pori in 2010.
More than 7001980000000000000♠98% of the population has Finnish as their first language, and about 7000200000000000000♠2% has either Polish, Estonian, German, Russian or Swedish as their first language. There is a small minority of about 6999500000000000000♠0.5% of Swedish speakers in the city. There is a Swedish School and a Swedish Culture Club that are aimed at serving the Finland-Swedish minority in the Satakunta region.
Pori: Population development
The significant population increase in 1950 was the result of annexing nearby areas. Population peaked in the mid-1970s, when it was over 80 000. After that the population declined, and in recent years has remained steady at just over 83 000. After the annex of the neighbouring municipality Noormarkku in 2010 the population rose to the current level.
In 1952 Pori was the fifth largest city in Finland after Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Lahti.
1910 – 13,482
1910 – 13,981
1920 – 13,928
1930 – 15,966
1940 – 18,230
1950 – 43,306
1960 – 52,542
1970 – 72,983
1974 – 80,443
1978 – 79,815
1980 – 78,405
1984 – 78,933
1988 – 76,789
1990 – 76,357
1994 – 76,561
1998 – 76,375
2000 – 75,994
2004 – 76,152
2005 – 76,144
2006 – 76,181
2007 – 76,234
2008 – 76,436
2010 – 83,029
2012 – 83,285
2013 – 83,427
Pori: Notable people
Akseli Gallen-Kallela, self-portrait (1897)
Arts, music and society
Antti Ahlström - businessman
Cecilia Blomqvist - deaconess
Elin Danielson-Gambogi - painter
Akseli Gallen-Kallela - painter
Maire Gullichsen - art collector and patronage
Jenni Haukio - poet and the spouse of the President of Finland
Juha Janhunen - linguist
Aurora Karamzina - philanthropist and supporter of charities
Selim Palmgren - composer
Jorma Uotinen - dancer and choreographer
Dingo on stage
Kelpo Gröndahl - Olympic gold medalist 1952 and member of parliament
Timo Furuholm - footballer
Jesse Joensuu - ice hockey player
Kaarlo Kangasniemi - Olympic gold medalist 1968
Pekka Rautakallio - ice hockey coach and former player
Antti Sumiala - footballer
Leo-Pekka Tähti - paralympian
Erik Haula - ice hockey player
Circle Of Contempt
Mors Principium Est
Pori: International relations
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland
Pori: Twin towns – Sister cities
Pori is twinned with:
Bremerhaven, Germany, since 1967
Eger, Hungary, since 1973
Kołobrzeg, Poland, since 1975
Mâcon, France, since 1990
Porsgrunn, Norway, since 1956
Riga, Latvia, since 1965
Stralsund, Germany, since 1968
Sundsvall, Sweden, since 1940
Sønderborg, Denmark, since 1952
Panorama of Pori from Kirjurinluoto.
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Finnish-Russian Association of Pori (in Finnish). Retrieved 2 August 2013.
"How global warming has shaved 1,000 nautical miles off a shipping route: Cargo vessel becomes first to use Arctic Northwest Passage - to transport COAL". Daily Mail. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
Family life City of Pori. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
Pori Lyceum Official Homepage Retrieved November 16, 2013.
Palmgren Conservatory Official Homepage (in Finnish). Retrieved November 16, 2013.
Finnish Aviation Academy Official Homepage Retrieved November 16, 2013.
"Pori Jazz Festival". VisitFinland.com. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
"HIstory of Pori Jazz". Pori Jazz. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
What is SuomiAreena? SuomiAreena Official Homepage. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
Rakastajat-teatteri Official Homepage Retrieved November 14, 2013.
Satakunta Museum City of Pori. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
Pori Art Museum Museot.fi. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
Rosenlew Museum City of Pori. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
The Ark Nature Centre City of Pori. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
Satakunta Museum, Building Heritage House Toivo and The home of the Korsman Family Museums.fi. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
"Pori Ässät take ice hockey championship". Yle News. April 25, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
"Porin kultajuhlat sujuivat rauhallisesti" (in Finnish). Yle Uutiset. April 27, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
"Europa League football for Vaasa in 2014". Yle News. October 20, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
History of Segelföreningen i Björneborg (in Finnish). Retrieved November 13, 2013.
"A Finn at the Finish". 2009 CrossFit Games. July 12, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
Yyteri Golf Retrieved November 13, 2013.
Pori Golf Club – Kalafornia Golfcouse Retrieved November 13, 2013.
Keskustan uimahalli (in Finnish). The City of Pori. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
The Sights City of Pori. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
Reposaaren yhdyskunta Finnish National Board of Antiquities. (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 November 2013.
"AD Classics: Villa Mairea / Alvar Aalto". ArchDaily. October 28, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
"Suomen kuntien väkilukutiedot 1.1.1952" Mitä missä milloin Yearbook 1954.
Finnish Population Registry Center, 31 August 2013 Retrieved 5 December 2013.
"Porin kaupungin tilastollinen vuosikirja 2011" (PDF) (in Finnish). Porin kaupunki. May 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
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Pori: External links
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City of Pori – Official website
"Björneborg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.
Municipalities of Satakunta
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