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1 Welcome to Satakunta region in Finland One of Finland s 18 regions A historical province first mentioned in 1331 Finland s most known old discovery, the moose's head sculpture 5000 years bc, was found in Huittinen Located by the Bothnian Sea The Bothnian sea national park is freezing in Luvia. Photo Timo Nieminen

2 Satakunta region 19 municipalities Population (7 th biggest) Population of Pori Population of Rauma Area (12 th biggest) Land area km² Inner water areas 450 km² Sea km² More information available at Eura Harjavalta Huittinen Kankaanpää Kokemäki Luvia Nakkila Pori Siikainen Ulvila Eurajoki Honkajoki Jämijärvi Karvia Köyliö Merikarvia Pomarkku Rauma Säkylä Photo Antti Partanen

3 Branches of industry The most industrialised region in Finland Energy Metals Offshore Food processing Chemicals Robotics

4 Higher education degrees higher education students in Satakunta Pori University Consortium Satakunta University of Applied Sciences Diaconia University of Applied Sciences Turku University in Rauma

5 Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites read more Old wooden town Rauma - The largest in the Nordic countries dating from the Middle Ages Sammallahdenmäki burial site - 36 graves from the Bronze Age ( BC)

6 Satakunta national parks read more The Bothnian sea the area is known for its diversity of birds and invaluable underwater environments Puurijärvi-Isosuo - shallow and eutrophic Lake Puujärvi is an internationally significant bird lake Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas - its dry pines and vast raised bogs constitute a fascinating whole Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park. Photo Antti Partanen

7 Kokemäenjoki river runs through Satakunta 150 km long Largest delta in the Nordic countries Over 100 species of birds nest in the river area Kokemäenjoki river and paddlers in the city centre of Pori. Photo Antti Partanen

8 More information available at in Finnish, English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese Isojärvi lake in Pomarkku. Photo Antti Partanen

9 The Satakunta coat of arms Part of the historic coat of arms, which Gustav Vasa gave his son Johan III, who ruled Finnish regions, in The official emblem of the region.

10 Pyhäjärvi lake in Säkylä is the regional lake The name means Holy Lake and it is a very popular name for lakes in Finland The biggest lake in southwest Finland Deepest point 26 m with average depth 5.5 m 99 small islands According to legend Finland s biggest pike, 25,5 kg, was caught here in 1905 Pyhäjärvi lake. Photo Tuomo Hurme

11 Sea buckthorn is the regional plant Superfood which contains for example large amounts of vitamin C A spiky bush that produces orange berries Grows wild on the coast and islands on the coast Sea buckthorn in Oura archipelago in Merikarvia. Photo Ira Pelkonen

12 Blue tit. Photo Tuomas Heinonen Blue tit is the regional bird In the region s colours, blue and yellow Sings clear and high

13 Lamprey is the regional fish The lamprey is actually not a fish but a Cyclostomata Worm-like shape, the surface is soft and scale-free In the autumn lampreys migrate to rivers to spawn, where they are caught Live most of their life in the sea Eaten smoked or grilled

14 European beaver. Photo Vesa-Kalervo Ekholm European beaver is the regional animal The original European beaver species Population about in Finland and mainly in Satakunta Especially in the Noormarkku area in Pori Can grow up to 100 cm and weighs kg

15 Sandstone is the regional stone The sandstone of Satakunta was formed 1300 million years ago when sand, clay and gravel stratified The most significant single sandstone building is Luvia church

16 The Regional Council of Satakunta Works to advance the Satakunta region Operates as the authority for regional development land use planning national and EU funding Co-operates with municipalities, local stakeholders, the state, the EU and other national and international partners Oura in Merikarvia. Photo Jukka Ruissalo

17 The organization of The Regional Council of Satakunta Municipalities Board of representatives Every 4 years after municipality elections Regional cooperation group Development The Council The Board The Office Regional Mayor Pertti Rajala Audit Authority Cooperation & networking Oura in Merikarvia. Photo Jukka Ruissalo Administration Land use Address: The Regional Council of Satakunta, Pohjoisranta 11 D, 3rd floor, Pori, Finland Contact information

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