List of Wikimedia chapters

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Wikimedia chapters are national or sub-national not-for-profit organizations created to promote the interests of Wikimedia projects locally, by members of the movement. Chapters are legally independent of the Wikimedia Foundation, entering into an agreement with the foundation following acceptance by the Affiliations Committee (formerly known as "Chapters Committee"), and have no control over Foundation websites. They organize regional conferences, outreach, and global events such as Wikimania.[1][2] As of August 2019 there were 40 recognized Wikimedia chapters in 38 countries.[3][4]

A number of chapters have closed down over time. Notable among them is the Russian-language chapter Wikimedia RU, which closed down following pressure by the Russian government.

List of chapters[edit]

National[edit]

Area Article[a] URL Since
 Argentina Wikimedia Argentina [es] wikimedia.org.ar September 1, 2007
 Armenia Վիքիմեդիա Հայաստան [hy] wikimedia.am March 26, 2013
 Australia Wikimedia Australia wikimedia.org.au March 1, 2008
 Austria Wikimedia Österreich [de] wikimedia.at February 26, 2008
 Bangladesh Wikimedia Bangladesh [en; bn; sat] wikimedia.org.bd October 3, 2011
 Belgium Wikimedia Belgium [fr; nl] wikimedia.be October 8, 2014
 Canada Wikimedia Canada / Wikimédia Canada [fr] wikimedia.ca May 24, 2011
 Chile Wikimedia Chile [es] wikimedia.cl July 16, 2011
 Colombia Wikimedia Colombia [es] co.wikimedia.org June 14, 2019
 Czech Republic Wikimedia Česká republika [cs] wikimedia.cz March 6, 2008
 Denmark Wikimedia Danmark wikimedia.dk July 3, 2009
 Estonia Wikimedia Eesti [et; fiu-vro] et.wikimedia.org August 31, 2010
 Finland Wikimedia Suomi [fi] fi.wikimedia.org September 21, 2009
 France Wikimédia France [fr] wikimedia.fr October 23, 2004
 Germany Wikimedia Deutschland [en; de] wikimedia.de June 13, 2004
 Hungary Wikimédia Magyarország [hu] wikimedia.hu September 27, 2008
 Indonesia Wikimedia Indonesia [id; jv; gor] wikimedia.or.id October 7, 2008
 Israel Wikimedia Israel [en; he] wikimedia.org.il June 26, 2007
 Italy Wikimedia Italia [it] wikimedia.it June 17, 2005
 Mexico Wikimedia México [es] mx.wikimedia.org August 3, 2011
 Netherlands Wikimedia Nederland [nl] nl.wikimedia.org March 27, 2006
 Norway Wikimedia Norge [no; nn] no.wikimedia.org June 23, 2007
 Poland Wikimedia Polska [en; pl; csb; eo] pl.wikimedia.org November 18, 2005
 Portugal Wikimedia Portugal [pt] pt.wikimedia.org July 3, 2009
 Serbia Wikimedia Serbia [sr] rs.wikimedia.org December 3, 2005[b]
 South Africa Wikimedia South Africa [af] wikimedia.org.za February 27, 2012
 South Korea 위키미디어 한국 [ko] kr.wikimedia.org April 24, 2019
 Spain Wikimedia España [es] wikimedia.es February 7, 2011
 Sweden Wikimedia Sverige [sv] wikimedia.se December 11, 2007
  Switzerland Wikimedia CH [de; fr; it] wikimedia.ch May 14, 2006
 Taiwan 台灣維基媒體協會 / Wikimedia Taiwan [zh] wikimedia.tw July 4, 2007
 Thailand Wikimedia Thailand[5] N/A June 14, 2019
 Ukraine Вікімедіа Україна [en; uk] ua.wikimedia.org July 3, 2009
 United Kingdom Wikimedia UK [en; cy] wikimedia.org.uk January 12, 2009
 Uruguay Wikimedia Uruguay [es] wikimedia.uy July 12, 2013[6]
 Venezuela Wikimedia Venezuela [es] wikimedia.org.ve October 4, 2011

Subnational[edit]

 New York City Wikimedia New York City nyc.wikimedia.org January 12, 2009
 Washington, D.C. Wikimedia District of Columbia wikimediadc.org September 12, 2011

Former[edit]

Area Title URL Period
 Hong Kong 香港維基媒體協會 / Wikimedia Hong Kong [zh-yue; zh] wikimedia.hk 2008–2017[7]
 Macau 澳門維基媒體協會 / Wikimedia Macau [zh] wikimedia.org.mo April 24, 2011 – 2017
 Macedonia Викимедија Македонија mk.wikimedia.org September 21, 2009 – 2017
 Philippines Wikimedia Philippines wikimedia.org.ph 2010 – 2017[8]
 India Wikimedia India wikimedia.in 2011 – 2019[9]
 Russia Викимедиа РУ [en; ru] ru.wikimedia.org May 24, 2008 – 2023

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The links go to the articles on Meta Wikimedia (the central wiki for coordinating across projects); extra links will also appear, if they exist, to articles on the English-language and respective language Wikipedias, in that order. Therefore, most of these links will not lead to encyclopedic pages aimed at the typical reader, and might even assume the reader is already a contributor.
  2. ^ Originally "Wikimedia Serbia and Montenegro" until June 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konieczny (2009)
  2. ^ Morell (2011), p. 332
  3. ^ Fontanills (2012), p. 81
  4. ^ Wikimedia Chapters
  5. ^ Facebook page
  6. ^ WMF resolution on the Recognition of Wikimedia Uruguay
  7. ^ "[Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Hong Kong".
  8. ^ "[Wikimedia-l] Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines".
  9. ^ "Wikimedia movement affiliates/Formerly Active Affiliates - Meta". meta.wikimedia.org.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fuster Morell, Mayo (2011). "The Wikimedia Foundation and the Governance of Wikipedia's Infrastructure". In Geert Lovink; Nathaniel Tkacz (eds.). Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader. Institute of Network Cultures. ISBN 978-90-78146-13-1.
  • Konieczny, P (November 2009). "Wikipedia: Community or Social Movement". Interface (2 ed.). 1: 212–232.
  • Fontanills, David Gómez (May 2012). "Academic research into Wikipedia". Digithum (14): 77–87. ISSN 1575-2275.
  • Various. "Wikimedia chapters". Wikimedia Foundation.