Pornainen (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpornɑinen]; 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.


Pornaisten kunta
Borgnäs kommun
Pornainen church.

Coat of arms
Location of Pornainen in Finland
Coordinates: 60°28.5′N 025°22.5′E
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
  Rank175th largest in Finland
  Density34.57/km2 (89.5/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish96.8% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1427.2%
  15 to 6462.8%
  65 or older10%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.5%

The municipality has a population of 5,064 (31 January 2019)[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 34.57 inhabitants per square kilometre (89.5/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. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  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 and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. "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.

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