English Wikipedia/de

This page is a translated version of the page English Wikipedia and the translation is 13% complete.

Die englischsprachige Wikipedia ist dessen erste Ausgabe. Während Wikipedia auf über dreihundert Sprachausgaben erweitert wurde, verbleibt die Englischsprachige die Größte, und gilt als „weltweite Wikipedia“, da kleinere Wikipedias es als Übersetzungsquelle verwenden.

Übersicht und Statistiken

Started: January 2001

Founders: Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales

Current size: 6.751.859 articles

Total edits: 1.182.626.565

Active editors: 122.049 in the past month


English Wikipedia has the most generally comprehensive and high-quality coverage of human knowledge of any Wikipedia or other encyclopedia, although its quality remains uneven across different areas.[1]

Areas of strength
  • Breaking news and current events
  • Popular culture
  • Sports
  • Hard sciences
Areas of weakness
  • Social sciences
  • Humanities
  • Arts
  • Geography and culture of non-English speaking parts of the world


  • Combating vandalism and promotional editing
  • Achieving neutrality and maintaining user trust in an increasingly polarized information landscape
  • Addressing systemic bias against women, poor people, non-white people, and other groups underrepresented among editors
Language aspects

There is no set standard on the variety of English to use, other than that it should remain consistent within articles. By default, American spellings tend to dominate over British spellings and other varieties.

History and impact



  • One of the most trafficked websites in the world,[2] attracting around 1.5 billion visitors per month (as of March 2020)
  • Largest and most comprehensive record of humanity's collective knowledge in history
  • Inspired many other language editions, projects