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Satakunnan maakunta
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Åland Varsinais-Suomi Uusimaa Kymenlaakso Südkarelien Nordkarelien Südsavo Päijät-Häme Kanta-Häme Kainuu Satakunta Pirkanmaa Mittelfinnland Nordsavo Österbotten Mittelösterbotten Südösterbotten Nordösterbotten Lappland Norwegen Schweden Russland Estland SchwedenLocation in Finland
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Basic data
Country: Finland
Municipalities: 18th
Administrative headquarters: Pori
Surface: 8,411.87 km² of
which land: 7,957.11 km²
Residents: 222,629 May 31, 2016
Population density: 26.5 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166 : FI-17

Satakunta [ ˈsɑtɑˌkuntɑ ] ( Swedish Satakunda ) is one of the 19 landscapes in Finland . It is located in the west of the country in the province of Western Finland . Satakunta borders in the north on Ostrobothnia and South Ostrobothnia , in the east on Pirkanmaa , in the south on Kanta-Häme and Varsinais-Suomi and in the west on the Baltic Sea . The administrative seat and largest city is Pori . The population of Satakunta is almost exclusively Finnish-speaking. Only 0.2% of the population speak Swedish as their mother tongue.

The current landscape was formed in 1997 in the course of the Finnish territorial reform from the northern part of the Turku-Pori province . The naming was based on the historical landscape of Satakunta, which existed until 1634 as the administrative province of the Swedish Empire. The western part of Pirkanmaa also belonged to the historical landscape.

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Description: In the shield divided by blue and gold, a gold-crowned, red-armored, red-tongued and red-eyed black bear with a gold-hilted silver sword is accompanied in both paws by two silver seven-pointed stars . A golden crown rests on the shield .


There are 17 parishes in Satakunta, seven of which are cities (in bold). The population as of December 31, 2018 is given in brackets.

  1. Eura (11,748)
  2. Eurajoki (9454)
  3. Harjavalta (7018)
  4. Honkajoki (1666)
  5. Huittinen (10.091)
  6. Jämijärvi (1809)
  7. Kankaanpää (11,471)
  8. Karvia (2390)
  9. Kokemäki (7226)
  1. Merikarvia (3115)
  2. Nakkila (5437)
  3. Pomarkku (2146)
  4. Pori (84,403)
  5. Rauma (39,360)
  6. Säkylä (6811)
  7. Siikainen (1458)
  8. Ulvila (13,021)

Web links

Commons : Satakunta  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - Finnish Statistics Office (Finnish)
  2. Statistical Office Finland: Table 11ra - Key figures on population by region, 1990-2018