English Wikipedia reaches 1 million articles

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which anyone can edit, reaches a new milestone. In a record 5 years, thousands of volunteers created the world's largest encyclopedia. It is probably one of the largest internet collaboration projects ever attempted.

From the press release:

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today the creation of the 1,000,000th article in the English language edition of Wikipedia. The article is about the Jordanhill railway station in Scotland, and it was started by Wikipedia contributor Ewan Macdonald. Wikipedia is a free, multilingual, online encyclopedia with 3.3 million articles under development in more than 125 languages.

The full text of the English Wikipedia is located at en.wikipedia.org. In addition to articles, the English Wikipedia offers dozens of graphical timelines and subject-specific portals. Its media repository includes four hundred thousand images and hundreds of full-length songs, videos, and animations, many of which are available for free distribution.

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