YEREVAN — The Armenian language version of Wikipedia has recorded a palpable progress and occupies the 60th position in the world by the number of its articles. The Chairman of the Board of “Wikimedia Armenia” ScientificEducational NGO Sousanna Mkrtchyan stated this at the course of the press conference held in the conference-hall of “Armenpress” News Agency on August 2. “The number of articles of the Armenian language version of Wikipedia passed the limit of 50 thousand,” Sousanna Mkrtchyan announced gladly.

About three thousand articles have already been posted since August 1. Currently the total number of the articles has reached 54,400. Among other things the members of the organization noted that it is considered to hold Wiki-seminars in Armenia. According to the active editors of Wikipedia this enterprise is of a certain importance as the information regarding Armenia’s regions is very limited and seminars of this kind will be very useful to find coordinators at spot. Hence, the residents of the regions will be enabled to post information about their hometowns themselves.

The Armenian Wikipedia is the Armenian language version of Wikipedia. The Armenian Wikipedia was created in February 2003, but started developing from 2005 onwards. In February 2013 it had more than 44,000 articles and more than 212,500 pages. The same date, it had around 21,500 registered contributors including 8 administrators. With present content, it is listed in List of Wikipedias by article count in the 20,000+ category.

Armenian Wikipedia is inclusive and has a set of articles of interest in Western Armenian predominantly used in the Armenian Diaspora.

Some articles have both Eastern and Western Armenian separate versions with the Eastern Armenian version referring to the Western

Armenian version on top right of the article and vice versa. Articles in Western Armenian are also distinctly categorized.

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