Czech Wikipedia

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The Main Page of the Czech Wikipedia (14 November 2016)
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Czech
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched May 3, 2002

The Czech Wikipedia (Czech: Česká Wikipedie) is the Czech language edition of Wikipedia.[1][2][3]

This Wikipedia contains 410,990 articles, 1,749 active users, and 29 administrators.

It was created on May 3, 2002[4] on a request of a Czech editor of the Esperanto Wikipedia.[5] However, at that time, Wikipedia ran on UseMod software. The three pages the Czech version had at the time were lost during the switch to MediaWiki. The oldest currently available edit is from when the Main Page was recopied on November 14, 2002. It reached 1,000 articles, many about Esperanto topics, on October 20, 2003. An April 2004 report noted that it had 180 registered users at that time.[2]

In June 2005, the Czech Wikipedia reached 10,000 articles and it reached 20,000 in December of the same year.[6] The Main Page was re-designed with more details after reaching this milestone. By November 2006, it exceeded 30,000 articles,[1] and became the 21st language version to exceed 100,000 articles in June 2008.[3][7][8] As of April 10, 2015 there are more than 319,100 articles, 29 administrators, almost 293,000 registered users, and dozens of very active contributors. In December 2009, contributors to the Czech Wikipedia held a conference in Prague.[9]

In 2008, the Czech NGO Wikimedia Česká republika (Wikimedia Czech Republic) was founded to support the Czech Wikipedia by organizing events, helping communication with authors of free content, and promoting the Czech Wikipedia to the public.[10]

On July 24, 2014 the Czech Wikipedia reached 300,000 articles.


  1. ^ a b Pavla Horáková (November 5, 2006). "Wikipedia - the "addictive" encyclopaedia". Radio Prague (in English). Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Satra (April 16, 2004). "Wikipedia ist ein Netz im Netz". Czech Radio (in German). Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Česká Wikipedie zlomila magickou hranici sta tisíc článků". Týden (in Czech). June 20, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Wikipedia nabízí už více než 8 miliónů článků". (in Czech). September 14, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2009.  (Translation: "The Czech version of Wikipedia started its activities in 2002 and now already has 77,049 articles.")
  5. ^ "Czech Wikipedia translated from Esperanto?". Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  6. ^ forum, December 5, 2005 (Translation: "Czech Wikipedia just crossed the magic threshold of 20,000 articles.")
  7. ^ "Česká Wikipedie překonala hranici 100 000 článků". (in Czech). June 20, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Česká verze Wikipedie má své stotisící heslo". Marketing & Media (in Czech). June 20, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  9. ^ Lenka Buriánková (December 5, 2009). "Na konferenci o české Wikipedii se sešli autoři i čtenáři". Czech Radio (in Czech). Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  10. ^ "ARES - Ekonomické subjekty" (in Czech). Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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