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2.5% of the world is responsible for more than 50% of Wikipedia articles

2.5% of the world is responsible for more than 50% of Wikipedia articles

The map above, created by the Information Geographies project at the Oxford Internet Institute, shows that the majority of the content on Wikipedia is about a relatively tiny part of the planet.

Slightly more than half of Wikipedia’s 3.3 million geo-tagged articles are about places, events and people inside the red circle on the map above – an area comprising only 2.5% of the world’s land area. In contrast, the entire continent of Africa contains only about 2.6% of the world’s geotagged Wikipedia articles, despite having 14% of the world’s population and 20% of its land.

Ana Swanson | November 11, 2014 at 7:30 am
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