Vibrant Living in Pori

The city of Pori offers all modern services. Pori provides a high standard of living with diversified cultural opportunities and an innovative atmosphere with about 8 000 higher education level students.

Excellent education opportunities include Pori University Campus which is a multidisciplinary centre of studies composed of units from four different universities, cooperating across faculty boundaries.

kuva Photo: City of Pori/Marianne Ståhl

Pori is also a city of international festivals and happenings. The biggest of them is the annually held Pori Jazz Festival which brings international stars as well as tens of thousands of visitors to our city.

You should discover all the opportunities that the Pori region has to offer you and your family in everyday life. Whether you live here permanently or are planning to come for a shorter period, the Pori region will surprise you with its diverse services as well as the quality of life.

Distances are short and the traffic is reasonable, so you do not have to waste your time commuting to work. Instead, you can make the most of the region’s excellent potential for recreation and hobbies or just enjoy the beauty and closeness of the local nature.

Our area is dominated by water – we are close to the sea and the River Kokemäenjoki runs through the area. The region offers versatile housing opportunities from countryside or city centre to riverside or seaside living.

Pori was founded in 1558 in the proximity of the sea and this ideal location made it possible for Pori to grow into an international city of commerce and industry. Yyteri Beach serves those who want to relax and be active. Kirjurinluoto Park is a unique heart of the city just across the river.


Info Bank

The City of Pori
Immigrant coordinator
Su Ran Kim

Mob: +358 (0)44 701 1268

Short info

Founded in 1558
Part of Satakunta region
Residents: 85 432 (1.1.2015)


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Vaasa 193 km