The French Wikipedia ( French: Wikipédia en français) is the French-language edition of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia. This edition was started on 23 March 2001, two months after the official creation of Wikipedia.  It has 2,488,961 articles as of 26 January 2023, making it the fifth-largest Wikipedia overall, after the English -, Cebuano -, Swedish - and German -language editions, the largest Wikipedia edition in a Romance language.
Hébergée par la Fondation Wikimédia, Wikipédia en français est consultable sous forme de wiki à l'adresse fr.wikipedia.org, où elle est en grande partie modifiable par les visiteurs. Plusieurs moyens de consulter l' encyclopédie sont accessibles, tels que des sites web miroirs , des applications pour smartphone ou un appareil électronique dédié.
Wikipédia est un projet multilingue composé de près de 300 projets linguistiques distincts 50. Chaque version linguistique est gérée par des communautés de bénévoles différentes et bénéficie d'une certaine autonomie de fonctionnement. Les règles d'édition peuvent par exemple varier d'une version linguistique à l'autre.
The French Wikipedia, the free Wikipedia (French: Wikipédia Francophone or Wikipédia en français) is the French language edition of Wikipedia, spelled Wikipédia. It started in March 2001. It is the largest Wikipedia in a Romance language. It was the third largest Wikipedia after the English language and German language editions, but dropped to sixth.
French is an official language in 29 countries across multiple continents, most of which are members of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the community of 84 countries which share the official use or teaching of French. French is also one of six official languages used in the United Nations.
French (French: français, pronounced "Fronce-eh") is a Romance language that was first spoken in France. It is also spoken in Belgium , Luxembourg, Canada , Switzerland and with many different countries in Africa (Francophone Africa). About 220 million people speak French as a native or a second language.
French may refer to: Something of, from, or related to France. French language, which originated in France, and its various dialects and accents; French people, a nation and ethnic group identified with France; French cuisine, cooking traditions and practices; Arts and media. The French (band), a British rock band
France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north, an Italian occupation zone in the southeast and an unoccupied territory, the rest of France, which consisted of the southern French metropolitan territory (two-fifths of pre-war metropolitan France) and the French empire, which included the two protectorates of French Tunisia and French Morocco, and French Algeria; the Vichy government, a newly established authoritarian regime collaborating with Germany, ruled the unoccupied ...
Regions where French is an official or administrative language but not a majority native language. Regions where French is an unofficial secondary language. Regions where French is a minority language [clarification needed] French is an official language in 29 independent nations. The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where French is an official or de facto language.
France's official language is French, which is also official in 29 other countries. Some other French speaking countries include the Congo, Quebec, and Mauritius. An interesting fact is that the French King Louis XIX only enjoyed 20 minutes of royal fame after his father Charles X abdicated, leaving him to ascend the French throne in July 1830.