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Keskisuomalainen Front Page.jpg
The 11 December 2008 front page
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Editor Pekka Mervola
Founded 1871
Language Finnish
Headquarters Jyväskylä, Finland
Circulation 71,777 (daily) (2009)
73,176 (weekend) (2009)
ISSN 0356-1402
Official website

Keskisuomalainen is a daily Finnish newspaper published in Jyväskylä, serving central Finland (Keski-Suomi means Central Finland). It was founded in 1871, and is the oldest Finnish-language newspaper, with the fifth-highest circulation of daily Finnish papers.[1] As of January 2007, its daily circulation was 76,000, while the average amount of readers climbs up to 130 000.[1]

The original title of the paper was Keski-Suomi, which began publishing on January 7, 1871, and the current name was adopted in 1918.[2]

The paper's parent company, Keskisuomalainen Oyj, has a virtual monopoly in newspaper publishing in central Finland.[1]

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