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The Greek Wikipedia (also Hellenic Wikipedia, Elliniki Vikipedia, Greek: Ελληνική Βικιπαίδεια) is the Greek language edition of Wikipedia. It was started on December 1, 2002.

Statistics[edit]

Origin of edits (4/2011 - 3/2012) Source
Greece
  
76.4%
Germany
  
6.3%
United States
  
4.2%
Cyprus
  
3.4%
Canada
  
2.5%
Other
  
7.2%

As of November 2012, the Greek Wikipedia:[1]

  • was 47th largest by number of articles (around 80,000)
  • had 21 administrators
  • had over 113,200 registered users, of whom around 816 were active
  • had been edited over 3,757,000 times

History[edit]

The Greek Wikipedia was created on 1 December 2002. On 16 May 2006 it reached 10,000 articles. On 10 October 2006 it reached 15,000 articles, while on 17 March 2007 it reached 20,000 articles. On this period there were 30 new articles being created every day, while there were 50 active users.[2] In December of that year the Greek Wikipedia reached 30,000 articles,[3] while on 14 February 2009 it reached 40,000 articles. Fourteen months later, on 10 April 2010, it reached 50,000 articles; eleven months later, on 8 March 2011 it reached 60,000 articles. In February 2012 it had 70,000 articles, while 252 days later it reached 80,000 articles.

Number of articles Date Days intervening
1 1 December 2002
10,000 16 May 2006 1262
20,000 17 March 2007 305
30,000 27 December 2007 285
40,000 14 February 2009 415
50,000 10 April 2010 420
60,000 8 March 2011 332
70,000 22 February 2012 351
80,000 1 November 2012 254
90,000 12 July 2013 252
100,000 9 April 2014 271

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meta-Wiki's list of language Wikipedias ordered by size
  2. ^ [1] Κώστας Ονισένκο, Εγκυκλοπαίδεια που εμπλουτίζεται καθημερινά, Εφημ. Καθημερινή της Κυριακής, σ. 34., 24/03/2007
  3. ^ Website In.Gr, Ξεπέρασε τα 30.000 λήμματα η ελληνική έκδοση της Wikipedia, 27/12/2007

Additional reading[edit]

Press[edit]

  • Εύη Γκολώνη (Evi Goloni), Wikipedia. Η διαδικτυακή εγκυκλοπαίδεια ενηλικιώνεται (Wikipedia. The Internet encyclopedia becomes an adult), Popular Science, τ. (volume) 44, page 23, May 2006).
  • Ανδρονίκη Κολοβού (Androniki Kolovu), "Wikipedia" Η ελεύθερη διαδικτυακή εγκυκλοπαίδεια για τους λάτρεις της γνώσης (Wikipedia, the free Internet encyclopedia for knowledge lovers), τεύχος (volume) "Η ζωή μας" (our life), ΠΡΩΤΟ ΘΕΜΑ (Proto Thema), 2 July 2006
  • Ηλίας Μαγκλίνη (Ilias Maglini), Η παγκόσμια κοινότητα της Wikipedia, Ελληνικά: πλούτος και σκουπίδια (The global community of Wikipedia, Hellenic: wealth and trash), Η Καθημερινή (I Kathimerini), ένθετο (submagazine) Τέχνες και Γράμματα (Arts and letters), 20 August 2006)
  • Εύη Ελευθεριάδου (Evi Eleftheriadu), Οι Έλληνες της Βικιπαίδειας (The Hellenes of Wikipedia), ένθετο (submagazine) "Ορίζοντες" (Horizons), Τα Νέα, 13 December 2006

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