Turku and Pori Province

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Turku and Pori Province
Turun ja Porin lääni
Åbo och Björneborgs län
County of Sweden 1634–1809
Province of Grand Duchy of Finland 1809–1917
Province of independent Finland 1917–1997
1634–1997
 

Coat of arms of Turku and Pori

Coat of arms

Capital Turku
History
 -  Established 1634
 -  Disestablished 1997
Area
 -  1 January 1993 20,721 km2 (8,000 sq mi)
Population
 -  1 January 1993 731,786 
Density 35.3 /km2  (91.5 /sq mi)

Turku and Pori Province (Finnish: Turun ja Porin lääni, Swedish: Åbo och Björneborgs län) was a province of independent Finland from 1917 to 1997. The province was however founded as a county in 1634 when today's Finland was an integrated part of Sweden. It is named after the cities of Turku (Swedish: Åbo) and Pori (Swedish: Björneborg).

The Åland Islands were split into a separate province in 1918. In 1997 Turku and Pori Province was merged with the northern part of the Häme Province, the provinces of Vaasa and Central Finland into the new Western Finland Province.

Provinces of Finland 1634: 1: Turku and Pori, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 18: Ostrobothnia, 20: Viborg and Nyslott, 21: Kexholm
Provinces of Finland 1776: 1: Turku and Pori, 4: Vaasa, 10: Oulu, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 15: Kymmenegård, 16: Savolax and Karelia
Provinces of Finland 1960: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 5: Kymi, 6: Mikkeli, 7: Central Finland, 8: Kuopio, 9: Northern Karelia, 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland
Provinces of Finland 1996: 1: Turku and Pori, 2: Uusimaa, 3: Häme, 4: Vaasa, 5: Kymi, 6: Mikkeli, 7: Central Finland, 8: Kuopio, 9: Northern Karelia, 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland
Provinces of Finland 1997: 10: Oulu, 11: Lapland, 12: Åland, 22: Southern Finland, 23: Western Finland, 24: Eastern Finland

Municipalities in 1997 (cities in bold)[edit]

Former municipalities (disestablished before 1997)[edit]

Governors[edit]

Coordinates: 60°27′06″N 22°16′12″E / 60.4517°N 22.2700°E / 60.4517; 22.2700