Greece breaks world record of largest newspaper printed
September 15, 2005
The largest newspaper in the world has been printed in Chania, Greece's southern island of Crete, and is seeking a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, Athens News Agency reported on Wednesday.
The special edition of Chillout newspaper, which has a page size of 210 centimeters (2.10 meters) in width and 295 centimeters (2.95 meters) in height, was presented Wednesday during a special ceremony in the Chania municipal market square.
Chillout publisher Andreas Garyfalis said that an application had already been filed for the newspaper's inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The regular-size Chillout is published every Wednesday, in 4, 000 copies, and is distributed free of charge. The newspaper contains cultural and social news, and photo spreads.
The record for the largest special-edition newspaper is held by the June 14, 1993 edition of the Het Volk daily newspaper, published in the Belgian town of Ghent, which had a page size of 99.5 centimeters in width and 142.0 centimeters (1.42 meters) in height, and sold 50,000 copies.