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This is a page detailing various records of Wikipedia. Some of them may never be fully known, but it's worth listing the ones we know. Please fill in the gaps, and add your own records (as long as they are sensible)!

Beginnings[edit]

See also: Wikipedia:Wikipedia's oldest articles, Wikipedia:2001

Articles[edit]

Views[edit]

The most viewed pages of Wikipedia's initial years (2001–2007) remain unknown, though the multiyear ranking of most viewed pages gives views for top-100 pages since 2007. In addition, http://stats.grok.se/ gives statistics for specific months in the same years.

Cumulative views[edit]

  • The most visited pages are the Main Page, followed by Special:Search and Special:Random.
  • The most visited articles (non-special pages) are Wiki, followed by Facebook and then YouTube. However, the consistent popularity of these articles is due in part to people accidentally typing these site names/URLs into a Wikipedia search box (either in the MediaWiki interface or a web browser) when intending to actually visit the sites themselves.[3]
  • The most visited articles which are not about a website are the United States, followed by Donald Trump and then Barack Obama.[4]

Single-day views[edit]

  • The most visited page on a single day is always the Main Page, averaging over 23 million views per day as of 2016, far more views than any other page.
  • The most visited article (non-special page) on a single day is Steve Jobs, which had 7.4 million views on 6 October 2011 and 1.6 million on 7 October.[5] The previous record was Michael Jackson, which had 5.9 million views on 26 June 2009.[6] In both cases, the record views were set one day after the subjects' deaths.
  • The most visited article on a single day that was not just after the subject's death is Donald Trump, which had 6.1 million views on November 9, 2016, the day after he was elected President of the United States.[7]

Edits[edit]

Titles[edit]

Article with longest title[edit]

See the sortable table below for the articles with the longest titles.

Note: The MediaWiki software used by Wikipedia limits the length of the titles to 255 bytes, thus some titles that would be longer than the ones in the table below are not included. For instance, the full title of When the Pawn... would be 445 bytes.

Characters counting spaces Characters excluding spaces Article title
209 170 Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono
198 167 To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho
191 154 Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2
186 156 To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties
185 155 To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
182 182 Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon
180 153 Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders
171 146 Calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., to appoint a special counsel to investigate the targeting of conservative nonprofit groups by the Internal Revenue Service
167 143 Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)
165 143 International Association of Marble, Slate and Stone Polishers, Rubbers and Sawyers, Tile and Marble Setters' Helpers and Marble Mosaic and Terrazzo Workers' Helpers

Article with shortest title[edit]

Links[edit]

Disambiguation pages[edit]

  • In May 2014 the disambiguation pages with the largest numbers of entries were:[11]
Disambiguation page Number of "May refer to" entries
St. Mary's Church 584
Communist Party (disambiguation) 569
Aliabad 520

Consensus participation[edit]

Languages[edit]

  • Article in largest number of languages (apart from Main Page):
  • Featured article on the most different language Wikipedias: Mars (19)
  • Featured article in largest number of language Wikipedias but not English: World War II (18)
  • Featured article on the highest percentage of different language Wikipedias:
  • Language with highest percentage of featured articles:

Pictures[edit]

Deletion[edit]

Categories and templates[edit]

Numbers[edit]

High-use pages[edit]

Database reports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia's oldest articles
  2. ^ Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 2004
  3. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report
  4. ^ Wikipedia:Multiyear ranking of most viewed pages.
  5. ^ "Wikipedia article traffic statistics". October 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  6. ^ "Wikipedia article traffic statistics: Michael Jackson". June 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Traffic report: President-elect Trump". November 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wikipedia:Database reports/Pages with the most revisions
  9. ^ a b Calculated using the MediaWiki API; using a URL like this one
  10. ^ relevant part of Category:Integers, retrieved 25 November 2016.
  11. ^ Schneider, Todd (30 May 2014). "What Is the Longest Disambiguation Page on Wikipedia?". Future Tense. Slate. Retrieved 2 June 2014.  Article includes links to a Google spreadsheet of largest 1000 and a .csv file of the whole dataset used