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Type Newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Skelleftepress
Founder(s) Anton Wikström
Founded 1910; 107 years ago (1910)
Language Swedish
Headquarters Skellefteå
Circulation 22,700 (2013)
Website Norran

Norran (previously named Norra Västerbotten)[1] is a Swedish language newspaper published in Skellefteå, Sweden.

History and profile[edit]

Norran was founded by a group of liberal newspaper enthusiasts led by Anton Wikström from Jörn in 1910.[2] The first official edition was published 1 January 1911. The paper is owned by the foundation Skelleftepress. It is published in Berliner format[3] in Skellefteå, and chiefly distributed in the northern parts of Västerbotten. The stated position of the editorial is liberal.

Most of the newspaper's local articles are written in Skellefteå, but it also has local editors in Arjeplog, Arvidsjaur, Malå and Norsjö.

It has been published on the Internet since February 1996 and the main news service is freely available.

In correlation with the newspaper's 100-year-anniversary, the staff announced on 4 January 2010 that its name would be changed into Norran, a name which has been used by its readers for decades.[4] The official web site's URL was already[4]


In 1959 the circulation of the paper was 24,000 copies.[2] The paper had a circulation of 23,200 copies in 2012 and 22,700 copies in 2013.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Norran byter namn till Norran" [Norran changes its name to Norran]. Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 4 January 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Newspapers Next Generation" (PDF). Boström Design and Development. 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Norra Västerbotten byter namn" [Norra Västerbotten changes its name]. Medievärlden (in Swedish). 4 January 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Frank Eriksson Barman (2014). "In search of a profitability framework for the local daily newspaper industry. A case study at Göteborgs-Posten" (Report). Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  6. ^ History Archived 10 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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