Wikimedia Foundation/Annual Report/2015-2016/Facts
Wikimedia Foundation 2016 Annual Report
Consider the facts
Wikipedia is updated almost 350 times a minute
Wikipedia is updated constantly—from breaking news stories to ancient history.
There are more than 1,650 languages spoken in India
Of the ten most-spoken languages in the world, three are Indic.
Only 17% of Wikipedia’s biographies are about women
We think that number should be much, much higher.
More than 1 trillion photos were taken in 2016
Since 2010, the amount of photographs captured around the world has tripled.
Most Wikipedia articles are in languages other than English
Eighty-seven percent to be exact. From Abkhaz to Zulu, along with 281 more.
Half of refugees are school-age
That means 10 million children are away from their homes, their communities, and their traditional education.
2016 was the hottest year on record
Sixteen of the seventeen warmest years on record have occurred since 2001.
One in six people visited another country in 2016
More than 1.2 billion people increased their knowledge and understanding of new cultures by visiting another country.
‘OK’ is the most widely understood word, globally
According to Wikipedia, OK “denotes approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment.”
239 million people used the internet for the first time in 2016
It is estimated that 61% of the world does not have access to the internet.
We received 5.4 million donations last year
Your gift helps us stay independent.