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The French Wikipedia French: Wikipédia francophone, Wikipédia en français is the French language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia This edition was started in March 2001, and has 1,813,935 articles as of November 16, 2016, making it the fifth-largest Wikipedia overall, after the English-, Dutch-, German-, Swedish- and Cebuano-language editions, the largest Wikipedia edition in a Romance language It has the third-largest number of edits It was also the third edition, after the English Wikipedia and German Wikipedia, to exceed 1 million encyclopedia articles: this occurred on 23 September 2010 In April 2016, the project had 4657 active editors who made at least five edits in that month

In 2008, the French encyclopaedia, Quid, cancelled its 2008 edition, citing falling sales on competition from the French edition of Wikipedia

As of June 2014, Wikipedia has an Alexa ranking of 6 and 506% of those visits are to the French-language edition As of November 2016, there are 2,646,000 users, 162 admins and 49,771 files on the French Wikipedia

On December 2, 2014, the French-language Wikipedia encyclopedia became the 3rd linguistic edition by number of registered users since its creation, overtaking for the first time the German edition, with 2,022,504 registered users, behind the English 23,300,456 and Spanish 3,401,493 language editions

According to a 2013 study by the Oxford Internet Institute, Ségolène Royal FR and unidentified flying object objet volant non identifié were the most controversial articles on the French Wikipedia


Origin of edits 2014/01 - 2014/03 Source
France    717%
Canada    64%
Belgium    61%
Unknown    39%
Algeria    16%
Switzerland    15%
United Kingdom    11%
Spain    08%
United States    07%
Morocco    07%
Tunisia    06%
Germany    06%
Other    43%
The countries in which the French Wikipedia is the most popular language version of Wikipedia are shown in dark blue Countries where the French Wikipedia ranks second are in light blue

The audience measurement company Médiamétrie questioned a sample of 8,500 users residing in France with access to Internet at home or at their place of work Médiamétrie found that in June 2007, French Wikipedia had: 7,910,000 unique visitors that visited the site at least once during the month of June 2007 compared to 4,355,000 unique visitors in June 2006; 27 visits per visitor during the period 20 visits in June 2006; had held the 12th position 21st in 2006 in "the Top 30 most visited sites in France, excluding Internet applications," according to the criterion of the number of unique visitors and 12th position in "the Top 30 most visited sites in France, including Internet applications," like eMule or Real Networks 22nd position in June 2006

By August 2011, French Wikipedia was the 7th most visited site in France, with nearly 16 million unique visitors a month according to Médiamétrie In April 2012, it had 20 million unique visitors per month, or 24 million per day with over 700 million page views


  • French language and French-speaking world portal
  • Internet portal
  1. ^ "Wikipédia en français dépasse le million d'articles" ZDNet France 
  2. ^ Litchfield, John "France's favourite encyclopaedia falls victim to Wikipedia" The Independent Wednesday 20 February 2008 Retrieved on 26 June 2013
  3. ^ "Wikipediaorg Site Info" Alexa Internet Retrieved 2014-04-01 
  4. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics - Tables - French" wikimediaorg 
  5. ^ "List of Wikipedias by edits per article" wikimediaorg 
  6. ^ fr:Spécial:Statistiques
  7. ^ de:Spezial:Statistik
  8. ^ en:Special:Statisticsaction=raw
  9. ^ "Estadísticas" eswikipediaorg 
  10. ^ Taha Yasseri, Anselm Spoerri, Mark Graham, János Kertész 8 Jul 2013 "The most controversial topics in Wikipedia: A multilingual and geographical analysis" arXiv:13055566v2  Missing or empty |url= help CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list link
  11. ^ Erik Zachte 14 November 2011 "Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Trends" Wikimedia Statistics Retrieved 19 January 2011 
  12. ^ "Wikipédia dépasse 20 millions de visiteurs/mois en France Médiamétrie" ZDNet 31 May 2012 Retrieved 2014-09-04 
  13. ^ "French Wikipedia at a glance" statswikimediaorg Archived from the original on 2012-05-30 

External links

  • French Wikipedia website mobile version

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