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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

English Wikipedia has 3 million articles

Jay Walsh, 3,000,000, Wikimedia Blog, August 17, 2009.

Beate Eriksen, a Norwegian film-maker and actress, can add another unique claim to her personal history. Today her newly-minted English Wikipedia article was counted as the three-millionth article created on Wikipedia. The article was created by user:Lampman at 04:04 UTC, August 17, 2009. ...

English Wikipedia still holds the title for most articles over any other language edition of Wikipedia, but others are seeing impressive growth. German Wikipedia will shortly push through its first 1,000,000 articles and French won’t be far behind. Currently at just over 13.7 million articles in all languages, we expect to reach 14,000,000 before the end of 2009. ...