Screenshot of Vikidia in Spanish
|Web address||fr.vikidia.org (Main French language version)|
|Slogan||The encyclopaedia for children (8-13 years) that everyone can improve.|
|Type of site||Wiki|
|Available language(s)||French, Spanish|
|Created by||All registered users can edit|
|Launched||November 14, 2006|
Vikidia is an online encyclopedia wiki for children, that runs on MediaWiki software. It is available in both French and Spanish for years, while Italian and Russian versions were created lately. The site focuses on presenting articles readable by children from eight to thirteen years of age, as well as providing a resource for those learning Spanish and French. It was inspired by WikiKids, but is independent of it.
The French version reached the threshold of one thousand articles in April 2007, two thousand in September 2007, 3500 in February 2008... 10000 in July 2011 and 15000 in October 2013.
The Spanish version was created in May 2008, the Italian one in 2011 and the Russian one in 2012.
At its inception, Vikidia allowed both registered and non-registered IP accounts to edit the site. It is still the case.
Vikidia in French is currently run by 23 administrators. Vikidia in Spanish is currently run by 9 administrators and 1 admin bot.
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