The Persian Wikipedia (Persian: ویکیپدیای فارسی, Romanized as Wikipediā, Dānešnāme-ye Āzād / "Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia") is the Persian language version of Wikipedia, pronounced "Wikipedia (Wikipediā)". The Persian version of Wikipedia was started in December 2003. As of January 2020, it has 701,220 articles, 871,224 registered users and 59,584 files and it is the 18th largest edition of Wikipedia by article count, and ranks 13th in terms of depth among Wikipedias that are above 50,000 articles. It passed 1,000 articles on December 16, 2004 and 200,000 articles on July 10, 2012. Roozbeh Pournader is the project's first system operator, developer and bureaucrat.