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BJORNEBORG (Finnish, Pori)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 17 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BJORNEBORG (Finnish, Pori), a district town of Finland, province of Abo-Bjorneborg, on the E. coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of the Kumo. Lat. 51° 8' N., long. 46° o' E. Pop. (r9o4) 16,053, mostly Swedes. Large vessels cannot enter its roadstead, and stop at Rafso. The town has shipbuilding wharves, machine works, and several tanneries and brick-works, and has a total trade of over 16,000,000 marks, the chief export being timber.
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