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Wikimedia Foundation 2016 Annual Report
Consider the facts

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Wikipedia is updated almost 350 times a minute[edit]

Wikipedia is updated constantly—from breaking news stories to ancient history.

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There are more than 1,650 languages spoken in India[edit]

Of the ten most-spoken languages in the world, three are Indic.

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Only 17% of Wikipedia’s biographies are about women[edit]

We think that number should be much, much higher.

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More than 1 trillion photos were taken in 2016[edit]

Since 2010, the amount of photographs captured around the world has tripled.

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Most Wikipedia articles are in languages other than English[edit]

Eighty-seven percent to be exact. From Abkhaz to Zulu, along with 281 more.

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Half of refugees are school-age[edit]

That means 10 million children are away from their homes, their communities, and their traditional education.

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2016 was the hottest year on record[edit]

Sixteen of the seventeen warmest years on record have occurred since 2001.

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One in six people visited another country in 2016[edit]

More than 1.2 billion people increased their knowledge and understanding of new cultures by visiting another country.

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‘OK’ is the most widely understood word, globally[edit]

According to Wikipedia, OK “denotes approval, acceptance, agreement, assent, or acknowledgment.”

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239 million people used the internet for the first time in 2016[edit]

It is estimated that 61% of the world does not have access to the internet.

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We received 5.4 million donations last year[edit]

Your gift helps us stay independent.

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