Joyful fifteenth Birthday! Wikipedia By The Numbers

On January 15, 2001, an internet site referred to as Wikipedia was launched. Since then, the gang-sourced, on-line encyclopedia has utterly modified how individuals discover info shortly, changing books and CDs (keep in mind "Encarta?") with hundreds of thousands of entries written by atypical individuals.

On January 15, 2001, a brand new type of free encyclopedia first went on-line. Thanks for 15 years. #Wikipedia15

— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) January 15, 2016

How a lot has Wikipedia grown within the final decade and a half?

18 billion

The variety of pageviews Wikipedia will get each month, based on the Pew analysis Middle. The location is the seventh most visited on the planet, based on web site-rating website Alexa, sitting behind Net behemoths like Google, Fb and YouTube (who rank one, two and three, respectively).


Complete variety of English-language articles on Wikipedia, in accordance with the location. On common, 800 new articles are added every single day.


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20.eight million

Views Wikipedia’s most visited web page, "Lists of deaths by yr," acquired in 2015, in accordance with Pew.


Yr it was found that greater than 1,000 Wikipedia edits had come from IP addresses inside U.S. Home and Senate workplaces, in response to the location. These tackle have since been blocked, and final yr the @congressedits Twitter account was created to mechanically publish edits detected from Congressional workplaces.

forty five,862

Variety of occasions the Wikipedia web page on George W. Bush has been edited. That makes it probably the most closely edited topic on the location, stated a lately launched record on the Wikimedia weblog, above Michael Jackson (28,152), Jesus (25,084) and The Beatles (22,399).


Years that Encyclopaedia Britannica was in print earlier than it went on-line-solely in 2012.


Volumes, every seven hundred pages, printed out by artist and programmer Michael Mandiberg to create a bodily model of Wikipedia for an artwork set up in New York Metropolis in 2015.


Language editions of Wikipedia, in accordance to the location. English is by far the preferred, adopted by Swedish, German and Dutch.

$one hundred million

Sum of money the Wikimedia Endowment, which goals to "function a perpetual supply of help for the operation and actions of Wikipedia and its sister tasks," stated on Thursday it hopes to boost by 2026.