The 11 December 2008 front page
History and profile
Keskisuomalainen was first published on 7 January 1871 with the title Keski-Suomi, and is the oldest Finnish-language newspaper. The current name was adopted in 1918. The paper has its headquarters in Jyväskylä. The paper's parent company, Keskisuomalainen Oyj, has a virtual monopoly in newspaper publishing in central Finland. The company is also the publisher of Keskisuomalainen.
The circulation of Keskisuomalainen was 77,135 copies in 2001. In 2003 the paper had a circulation of 76,000 copies. The 2004 circulation of the paper was 76,816 copies and it was the fifth best-selling paper in the country. The same year the paper had a readership of 188,000.
In January 2007 its daily circulation was 76,000 copies, making it the fifth highest circulation of daily Finnish papers, while the average amount of readers climbs up to 130,000.
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