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People always bemoan the slow death of the newspaper industry, but to be fair many newspapers have had a significantly long run. Here are several papers from around the world that have weathered many centuries, and are still publishing today!

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Post-och Inrikes Tidningar (or PoIT) is the government newspaper and gazette of Sweden (above). It was founded as the Ordinari Post Tijdender (Regular Mail Times) in 1645.

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The newspaper has been Internet-only since January 1st, 2007.

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Opregte Haarlemsche Courant, Netherlands, first published in 1656. Now it's known as Haarlems Dagblad.

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Boletín Ofícial del Estado, the official gazette of the Government of Spain, was first published in 1661 under the names La Gazeta, Gaceta de Madrid and many others.

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La Gazzetta di Mantova, first published in 1664.

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The London Gazette, an official journal of the British Government, first published on November 7th, 1665 (as The Oxford Gazette).

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Wiener Zeitung, founded in 1703 under the name Wiennerisches Diarium.

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Hildesheimer Relations Courier began in 1705, and is now known as Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Belfast News-Letter, the oldest English-language daily newspaper still in publication, was first printed in 1737. Now it's printed under the name The News Letter.

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L'Express, a French-language daily newspaper, published in Neuchâtel, Switzerland since 1738.

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The Aberdeen's Journal (later The Aberdeen Journal, now The Press and Journal), a Scottish daily regional newspaper, established in 1747.

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Kjøbenhavnske Danske Post-Tidender (later Berlingskes Politiske og Avertissements Tidende, Berlingske Tidende and now Berlingske), has been the Danish national daily newspaper since 1749.

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It's the only newspaper in the world to have won the World Press Photo award four times. (via Wikimedia Commons and Presseurop)

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The Leeuwarder Courant, the oldest daily newspaper in the Netherlands, founded in 1752.

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The New Hampshire Gazette, often called "The Nation's Oldest Newspaper", founded in Portsmouth, published since 1756.

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The Quebec Gazette is the oldest and still-published newspaper (as The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph) in Quebec, Canada, and was first published in 1764.

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The Connecticut Courant, the largest daily newspaper of Connecticut, now known as Hartford Courant, founded in 1764.

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Adresseavisen (known as Adressa) is the oldest newspaper in Norway, first published in July 1767 as Kongelig allene privilegerede Trondheims Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger.

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Kongelig Priviligerede Odense Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger (called Fyens Stiftstidende after 1841) has been a daily in Denmark since 1772.

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It was a midday newspaper for 221 years, but since 1993 it's been a morning paper.

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The Scottish broadsheet newspaper, Advertiser (later The Glasgow Herald, now The Herald), founded in 1783.

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The Daily Universal Register (called The Times after 1788), first published in London, 1785.

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