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ID: 7009893
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7009893

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Pori (inhabited place)  Pori (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 61 28 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 61.4667  decimal degrees
Long: 021 45 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 21.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Original settlement was located farther up the Kokemäenjoki (river), but was moved in 16th cen.; was destroyed by fire in 16th & 19th cen., but rebuilt; serves as a crucial year-round seaport.

Names:
Pori (preferred,C,V)
Björneborg (C,V)
Ulvila (H,V)  ............ name used in 14th cen.

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Finland (nation)  ........  Finland (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Satakunta (region (administrative division))  ............  Satakunta (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Pori (inhabited place)  ................  Pori (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  originally settled in 12th cen.; moved down river to its present site in 1558
city (C)
port (C)
commercial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Björneborg..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 29
Pori..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 747
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 156
...........  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Ulvila..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 615
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 747
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 615
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 156; 29
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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