Wikipedia hits 10 million total articles

Including entries in approximately 250 languages, user-created encyclopedia marks a milestone.

This is the 10 millionth article created on Wikipedia. It is an article about a 16th century goldsmith named Nicholas Hilliard, and was created in the Hungarian version. Daniel Terdiman/CNET News.com

Ten million articles.

That's how many Wikipedia has now, if you count all the articles in the 250-plus languages the encyclopedia is available in.

According to a release from the Wikimedia Foundation, the 10 millionth article was created at 5:07 p.m. PDT on Wednesday. It is a "short biography of 16th century English goldsmith and painter Nicholas Hilliard" and was created in Hungarian by a user called Pataki Marta.

The largest version of Wikipedia, the English version, has 2.3 million articles. But when counting all the others, the number swells quickly to the more than 10 million now found in the entire database.

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