Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   19 February

Armenian Wikipedia officials to hold two significant events in autumn


YEREVAN, JUNE 26, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian language version of Wikipedia intends to increase the number of its articles, thus reaching 50 thousand. The participant and administrator of Wikipedia Armenian language version Aleksey Chalabyan stated this in a conversation with "Armenpress". "At this moment there are about 46.800 articles in Armenian language version of the website. It was considered to increase this number and have 50 thousand articles by June 1, but we did not manage to do that. We are hopeful to reach that number in the upcoming days," Aleksey Chalabyan noted. The number of active participants of the Armenian version of Wikipedia has reached 200.

Among other things Aleksey Chalabyan touched upon the issue of the two significant events regarding "Wiki" project, which are scheduled to be held in autumn. The first one is the event titled "Wiki Loves Monuments" photo-contest, which will be held on September 1-31. This contest targets raising interest towards the whole monuments of Armenia. The results of the contest will be summed up in October. The winners will receive international and local level awards.

It is also considered to hold a Wiki-conference on October 4-5. Reports dedicated to "Wiki" projects will be introduced at the course of the aforesaid conference. Foreign guests are expected to attend the conference. This first conference was held in Yerevan on September 7-8, 2012. Various representatives from Europe, United States, and Georgia attended it.

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.




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