Which country is Pori?
The city was founded by John III, King of Sweden, in 1558 on the Kokemäenjoki River. Pori developed into an important trading center, where fish and other seafood were exported to Europe. Exotic delicacies such as spices and wine as well as textiles were in turn imported to Pori and then transported to other parts of Finland.
The industrialization of Pori began on a large scale in 1852 when the city was destroyed by a major fire in one day. After the fire, the city was re-planned and got wide avenues and magnificent brick buildings on the river bank. In the 1870s Pori flourished again: in addition to other industrial and engineering companies, the sawmill industry played an increasingly important role, which made the city one of the most important Finnish centers for timber export.
Pori is a great unknown even for many Finland fans. The city near the west coast, on the Kokemäenjoki River, has a lot to offer. On the occasion of the German-language publication of the detective novel “What we are hiding” by Arttu Tuominen, we are taking a little foray through Finland’s tenth largest city.
The center of Pori is rather tranquil, typical of a medium-sized Finnish city. Here it is quiet and relaxed and everything can be easily explored on foot. We leave the car at the Cygnaeuksenpuisto Park and stroll in a northerly direction through a generously designed green area towards the historic town hall, which stands out from its surroundings with its characteristic tower. Built in 1841 and designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, the neoclassical-style building was one of the few in the city to survive a major fire in 1852.
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