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The German Wikipedia (German: Deutschsprachige Wikipedia) is the German-language edition of Wikipedia, a free and publicly editable online encyclopedia.

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Favicon of Wikipedia German Wikipedia
German Wikipedia logo
The German Wikipedia Mainpage
Homepage of the German Wikipedia (April 2021)
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inGerman
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
EditorGerman Wikipedia community
Launched16 March 2001; 22 years ago (2001-03-16)

Founded on March 16, 2001, it is the second-oldest Wikipedia (after the English Wikipedia). It has 2,838,277 articles, making it the third-largest edition of Wikipedia by number of articles as of 2023, behind the English Wikipedia and the mostly bot-generated Cebuano Wikipedia.[1][2][3] It has the second-largest number of edits behind the English Wikipedia[3] and over 260,000 disambiguation pages.[4] On November 7, 2011, it became the second edition of Wikipedia, after the English edition, to exceed 100 million page edits.

The German Wikipedia is criticized because of several ongoing political manipulations by paid editors who overwhelm a small number of administrators.[5][6][7]