French Wikipedia

French-language edition of Wikipedia
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March 23, 2001
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Wikipédia en français (french)
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Wikipédia (french)
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fr
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15,375
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January 15, 2016
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French Wikipedia
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11/9/2004
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The French Wikipedia (French: Wikipédia en français) is the French-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. This edition was started on 23 March 2001, and has 2,158,772 articles as of January 27, 2020, making it the fifth-largest Wikipedia overall, after the English-, Cebuano-, Swedish- and German-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[update], Wikipedia has an Alexa ranking of 6 and 5.06% of those visits are to the French-language edition. As of January 2020, there are 3,621,000 users, 164 admins and 59,430 files on the French Wikipedia. On 2 December 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.
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