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General statistics

While you read this, Wikipedia and its sister projects grow at a rate of over 10 edits per second, performed by editors from all over the world.[1] Currently, English Wikipedia includes 5,021,321 articles and it averages 800 new articles per day.[2] This amount of data can be analysed in a huge number of ways. The best way to get an idea of the bigger picture is with statistics.

This page shows some figures about Wikipedia, analysis of different patterns and compiles related tools, covering various aspects of Wikipedia, whether as an encyclopedia, a website, or a community. Some provide current snapshots and others track growth and development over time. It includes also frameworks and datasets that can help you in creating your own statistics.


English Wikipedia (update)
Articles 5,021,321
Pages 37,910,073
Files 867,898
Edits 802,016,860
Users 26,864,318
Admins 1,333
Active users 127,502[3]
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A number of analysis of wiki metrics like edits, page creation, visits and links. In the form of lists, tables and rankings.


Articles and edits
About this table About this pie chart



Page views[edit]


Deletion and vandalism statistics[edit]


The following tools include artistic, graphs, maps and other visualization projects.


  • mediawiki-utilities – A set of utilities for accessing and processing MediaWiki data, including XML dumps


There are available some datasets that you can download and process:

Archived statistics[edit]

The following statistical resources are currently unavailable or no longer updated, and listed for historical interest. They are sorted by the month in which they were last updated:

Archived analysis[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wikimedia projects edits counter
  2. ^ wmcharts – New pages
  3. ^ Registered users who have performed an action in the last 30 days; the number of unregistered active users is not compiled

External links[edit]