Wikipedia recently celebrated its 15th birthday and on this occasion I’m going to share 10 very interesting facts about Wikipedia that you wouldn’t know till now.
Due to having the world’s biggest encyclopedia, Wikipedia is one of my favorite sites on the Internet. And mostly everybody trust on the information provided in its articles.
So, if you’re also a fan of Wikipedia, you will definitely love to know about its interesting facts that you probably didn’t know till now.
10 Interesting Facts About Wikipedia
Following are the 10 very interesting facts about the world’s most trusted and my favorite website “Wikipedia” that will really amaze and surprise you.
#1. Approx 7 Thousand New Articles Everyday
You will be amazed to know that everyday approx 7 thousand new articles are published on Wikipedia in 290 different languages.
#2. Wikipedia Has 290 Different Language Versions
There are 290 different language versions of the website, although the English, German and French versions have the most articles.
#3. More Than 3.5 Million Articles Are Written in English
Out of the 290 language versions of Wikipedia with the total of more than 17 million articles, over 3.5 million articles are published only in English language.
#4. World’s 7th Most Read Website on the Internet
Wikipedia is the world’s 7th most read website on the Internet. It’s being read more than 2 billion times every month.
#5. Unbelievably Numerous Editors Worldwide
Wikipedia really unbelievably has a large number of editors worldwide. In total it has 1,15,000 active editors and 2 Crore 70 Lac registered editors.
#6. Wikipedia Page of George W. Bush Was Edited 46 Thousand Times
The Wikipedia page of former American President “George W. Bush” was edited 46 thousand times. It is the most edited page on Wikipedia till now.
#7. Wikipedia Page for “India” is the 15th Most Edited Wikipedia Page
This is also a surprising fact about Wikipedia that the Wikipedia page for “India” is the 15th most edited Wikipedia page which has been edited 22,271 times till now.
#8. The First Wikipedia Logo Was Designed by a 17 Year User
The first logo of Wikipedia was designed by a 17 year user Paul Stansifer. It was selected in design competition in 2003.
#9. Wikipedia Doesn’t Have Any Page About Itself
This is another interesting fact about Wikipedia that it doesn’t have any page about itself. Isn’t it an amazing fact about Wikipedia?
#10. Wikipedia is a Non-Profit Organization
This is however very common fact about Wikipedia that everybody would know. Wikipedia is a non-profit organization which runs on the basis of “No Loss No Profit”.
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These 10 are the very interesting and surprising facts about Wikipedia. I’m sure that most of them will definitely surprise you.