Satakunta [ ˌ sɑtɑ kuntɑ ] ( swedish Satakunda ) is one of 19 landscapes of Finland. It lies in the west of the country in the province of Western Finland. Satakunta bordered to the north Ostrobothnia and Southern Ostrobothnia, on the east by Pirkanmaa, to the south Tavastia Proper and Varsinais -Suomi and to the west by the Baltic Sea. Administrative seat and largest city is Pori. The population is almost entirely Finnish- Satakunta. Only 0.2 % of the population speak Swedish as their mother tongue.
The present landscape was formed in 1997 as part of the Finnish local government reform from the northern part of the province of Turku and Pori County. The appointment was made in reliance on the historical landscape Satakunta, which existed until 1634 as an administrative province of the Swedish Empire. The historic landscape included the western part of Pirkanmaa.
Coat of arms
Description: In split of blue and gold shield a gold -winning, rotbewehrter, langued and rotgeaugter black bear is accompanied with a silver sword in both paws goldgegrifften of two silver seven pointed stars. The escutcheon is placed a golden crown.
- See also arms of the Finnish region of Satakunta
In Satakunta there are 20 municipalities, of which seven cities (in bold).