Wielka Encyklopedia PWN
Wielka Encyklopedia PWN (Great PWN Encyclopedia) is a universal encyclopedia in Polish, published by Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN (until 1991 Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe - State Scientific Publishers, PWN) in Warsaw, between 2001 and 2005.
It is a replacement for the socialist-era Wielka Encyklopedia Powszechna PWN (Great Universal Encyclopedia), which was considered outdated and criticised for reflecting the official ideology of the period when it was produced (1962-1970). Wielka Encyklopedia PWN surpasses its predecessor in size, with 140 thousand entries in 30 volumes plus a supplement, and is now the largest Polish "traditional" encyclopedia ever issued.
The Polish Wikipedia exceeded the Wielka Encyklopedia PWN's number of articles on 22 October 2005.
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