Pornainen (Finnish: [ˈpornɑi̯nen]; Swedish: Borgnäs) is a small municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. The neighboring municipalities are Askola in the east, Mäntsälä in the north, Porvoo in the southeast and Sipoo in the southwest. It is located 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the town of Järvenpää.

Pornaisten kunta
Borgnäs kommun
Pornainen church.
Coat of arms of Pornainen
Location of Pornainen in Finland
Location of Pornainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28.5′N 025°22.5′E / 60.4750°N 25.3750°E / 60.4750; 25.3750Coordinates: 60°28.5′N 025°22.5′E / 60.4750°N 25.3750°E / 60.4750; 25.3750
Country Finland
Sub-regionHelsinki sub-region
 • Municipal managerHannu Haukkasalo
 • Total150.09 km2 (57.95 sq mi)
 • Land146.50 km2 (56.56 sq mi)
 • Water3.59 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Area rank278th largest in Finland
 • Total5,083
 • Rank168th largest in Finland
 • Density34.7/km2 (90/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish96.8% (official)
 • Swedish2.1%
 • Others1.1%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1419.6%
 • 15 to 6463.7%
 • 65 or older16.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]20.5%

The municipality has a population of 5,083 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 150.09 square kilometres (57.95 sq mi) of which 3.59 km2 (1.39 sq mi) is water.[1] The administrative centre of municipality is Kirveskoski (about 2,000 residents), also known as Pornainen's church village, and second largest village is Halkia (about 500 residents). The population density is 34.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (90/sq mi).

Movies and scenes for TV productions and short films have been filmed in Pornainen from the 1930s to the present day. In the publications of film industry, Pornainen was once named the most photographed locality in Finland, that is why the municipality marketed itself under the nickname "Hollywood of Finland".[6][7] The village of Laukkoski is known as a summer destination for many former celebrities, such as actress Regina Linnanheimo, and writers Mika Waltari and Juhani Aho.[6][8]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.


Results of the 2011 Finnish parliamentary election in Pornainen:



  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Hollywood of Finland" (in Finnish). Pornaisten kunta. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Hollywood of Finland" (in Finnish). Markkinointitoimisto Sensei. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  8. ^ Arvila, Reetta (July 20, 2010). "Pornaisten Laukkoski on ollut Suomen Hollywood" (in Finnish). YLE. Retrieved December 8, 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pornainen at Wikimedia Commons