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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Wikipedia free?

Wikipedia is free because is owned and run by a non-profit, the Wikimedia Foundation, which gets virtually all of its funds through donations and private grants.

How many articles are there on Wikipedia?

The English edition of Wikipedia has grown to 5,743,571 articles, equivalent to over 2,000 print volumes of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Including all language editions, Wikipedia has over 38 million articles, equivalent to over 15,000 print volumes.

What are the types of Encyclopedia?

Encyclopedias are collections of short, factual entries, often written by different contributors who are knowledgeable about the topic. There are two types of encyclopedias: general and subject.


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