Hungarian Wikipedia

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HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Number of articles and average daily edit in the first 15 years. The peak during 2015 was made by automated (bot) editions.

The Hungarian Wikipedia (Hungarian: Magyar Wikipédia) is the Hungarian/Magyar version of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Started on July 8, 2003, this version reached the 300,000 article milestone in May 2015.[1] As of 10 December 2019 this edition has 460,540 articles and is the 26th largest Wikipedia edition.[2]


The first Wikipedia related to the Hungarian language was created on September 5, 2001 by Larry Sanger, the English language Wikipedia coordinator at the time. He created the address at At that time Wikipedia was still running on UseModWiki. For many months there was little Hungarian content, and there were problems with vandalism.

The Hungarian Wikipedia as it is known today was launched by Péter Gervai on July 8, 2003.[3] On this day, the opening page was made available with a Hungarian interface and in Hungarian, at its current address of Since its launch it has been growing steadily, moving up in the multilingual ranking from 34th place in 2003 to 18th place in December 2005[4] and 17th in December 2009,[5] then dropping slightly to 19th place in September 2011.[1]

On October 31, 2010, the Hungarian Wikipedia contained 179,894 articles with 8,992,153 edits by 38 administrators, 153,779 registered users as well as many unregistered ones.[6]

On 14 January 2013, the Hungarian Wikipedia became the first to enable the provision of interlanguage links via Wikidata.


Hungarian Wikipedia 400,000 articles logo

The Hungarian Wikipedia reached the 50,000-article milestone on February 7, 2007, the 100,000th on July 17,[3] 2008, and the 150,000th on December 25, 2009, by which it matched the size of the first complete Hungarian encyclopedia, the Pallas's Great Lexicon.[7] The 200,000-article milestone was reached in September 2011,[1] and it was marked by a new version of the Wikipedia globe showing 200,000 moving onward.

On June 17, 2010 the number of featured articles reached 500.[8]

On 7 May 2015 Hungarian Wikipedia reached 300,000 articles.[9]

The 400,000th article was born on December 15, 2016.[10]

Most-disputed articles[edit]

According to a 2013 Oxford University study, the most-disputed article on the Hungarian Wikipedia was "Gypsy crime".[11]


In 2019 the Hungarian Wikipedia has 60 thousand unique categories. The average article in this language version has 6 categories, while number of unique categories per articles ratio is 0.134. The largest number of articles has Geography (21%) and People (18%) category. In Hungarian Wikipedia articles related to Events and Food and drink has the highest average quality. Content about Events is read more often and has the highest authors' interest on average.[12]


  1. ^ a b c 300 000 szócikk a magyar Wikipédián from Hungarian Wikipedia Magazine, 7 May 2015 (in Hungarian)
  2. ^ List of Wikipedias
  3. ^ a b Százezres a magyar Wikipédia, in Népszabadság, 17 July 2008 (in Hungarian)
  4. ^ Wikipedia:Multilingual ranking December 2005
  5. ^ Wikipedia:Multilingual ranking December 2009
  6. ^ List of Wikipedias, Meta-Wiki, October 31, 2010
  7. ^ A Wikipédia szócikkek tekintetében behozta a Pallas lexikont in Mix Magazin, 26 December 2009 (in Hungarian)
  8. ^ IT café: Megszületett a Wikipédia 500. kiemelt szócikke June 21, 2010 (in Hungarian)
  9. ^ hu:Wikipédia:A magyar Wikipédia fontosabb eseményei
  10. ^ Wikipédia:Mérföldkövek
  11. ^ Gross, Doug. "Wiki wars: The 10 most controversial Wikipedia pages Archived April 12, 2016, at the Wayback Machine." (Archive) CNN. July 24, 2013. Retrieved on July 26, 2013.
  12. ^ Lewoniewski, Włodzimierz; Węcel, Krzysztof; Abramowicz, Witold (2019). "Multilingual Ranking of Wikipedia Articles with Quality and Popularity Assessment in Different Topics". Computers. 8 (3). doi:10.3390/computers8030060. Retrieved 2019-08-24.

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