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Type of site
Government portal
Available in Norwegian Bokmål
Norwegian Nynorsk
Northern Sámi
Owner Government Administration Services
Created by Government of Norway
Launched12 February 2007 (Bokmål :, Nynorsk :, Northern Sami : Ráđđ is the web portal for the Government of Norway. Operated by the Government Administration Services, it provides a range of information services related to each of the ministries, the Office of the Prime Minister, historical information and a large backlog of public documents. [1]

The site was launched on 12 February 2007, replacing the former site.

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  1. Government Administration Services. "Contact" . Retrieved 2008-10-31.