The English version of Wikipedia now contains more than one million articles, according to the Wikimedia Foundation, the group behind the free online encyclopedia.
Millionth English-language entry posted
Wikipedia is comprised of articles largely written by a community of users. Any visitor can contribute an article or modify an existing one on the website. There are currently versions of Wikipedia in 125 languages, containing a total of 3.3 million articles, the Wikimedia Foundation said.
The millionth article, which is about the Jordanhill railway station in Scotland, was created on 1 March by Ewan Macdonald, a Wikipedia contributor who also goes by the name Nach0king.
"While I am, of course, delighted at being the one to hit this milestone, I must confess that along with many others I timed my contributions tonight to give me a chance at being the lucky one," Macdonald wrote on his Wikipedia homepage.
After crossing the million-article mark, the English version of Wikipedia continues to grow, adding an estimated 1,700 new articles every day, according to the Wikimedia Foundation.