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Wikimedia chapters are national or sub-national not-for-profit organizations created to promote the interests of Wikimedia projects locally. 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.As of August 2019 there were 40 recognized Wikimedia chapters.
|Wikimedia Argentina||wikimedia.org.ar||September 1, 2007|
|Վիքիմեդիա Հայաստան||wikimedia.am||March 26, 2013|
|Wikimedia Australia||wikimedia.org.au||March 1, 2008|
|Wikimedia Österreich||wikimedia.at||February 26, 2008|
|Wikimedia Bangladesh||wikimedia.org.bd||October 3, 2011|
|Wikimedia Belgium||wikimedia.be||October 8, 2014|
|Wikimedia Canada / Wikimédia Canada||wikimedia.ca||May 24, 2011|
|Wikimedia Chile||wikimedia.cl||July 16, 2011|
|Wikimedia Colombia||co.wikimedia.org||June 14, 2019|
|Wikimedia Česká republika||wikimedia.cz||March 6, 2008|
|Wikimedia Danmark||wikimedia.dk||July 3, 2009|
|Wikimedia Eesti||et.wikimedia.org||August 31, 2010|
|Wikimedia Suomi||fi.wikimedia.org||September 21, 2009|
|Wikimédia France||wikimedia.fr||October 23, 2004|
|Wikimedia Deutschland||wikimedia.de||June 13, 2004|
|Wikimédia Magyarország||wikimedia.hu||September 27, 2008|
|Wikimedia Indonesia||wikimedia.or.id||October 7, 2008|
|Wikimedia Israel||wikimedia.org.il||June 26, 2007|
|Wikimedia Italia||wikimedia.it||June 17, 2005|
|Wikimedia México||mx.wikimedia.org||August 3, 2011|
|Wikimedia Nederland||nl.wikimedia.org||March 27, 2006|
|Wikimedia Norge||no.wikimedia.org||June 23, 2007|
|Wikimedia Polska||pl.wikimedia.org||November 18, 2005|
|Wikimedia Portugal||wikimedia.pt||July 3, 2009|
|Викимедиа РУ||ru.wikimedia.org||May 24, 2008|
|Wikimedia Serbia||rs.wikimedia.org||December 3, 2005|
|Wikimedia South Africa||wikimedia.org.za||February 27, 2012|
|위키미디어 한국||kr.wikimedia.org||April 24, 2019|
|Wikimedia España||wikimedia.es||February 7, 2011|
|Wikimedia Sverige||wikimedia.se||December 11, 2007|
|Wikimedia CH||wikimedia.ch||May 14, 2006|
|台灣維基媒體協會||wikimedia.tw||July 4, 2007|
|Wikimedia Thailand||June 14, 2019|
|Вікімедіа Україна||ua.wikimedia.org||July 3, 2009|
|Wikimedia UK||wikimedia.org.uk||January 12, 2009|
|Wikimedia Uruguay||wikimedia.uy||July 12, 2013|
|Wikimedia Venezuela||wikimedia.org.ve||October 4, 2011|
|Wikimedia New York City||nyc.wikimedia.org||January 12, 2009|
|Wikimedia District of Columbia||wikimediadc.org||September 12, 2011|
Former Wikimedia chapters
|香港維基媒體協會 / Wikimedia Hong Kong||wikimedia.hk||2008-2017|
|澳門維基媒體協會 / Wikimedia Macau||wikimedia.org.mo||April 24, 2011 – 2017|
|Викимедија Македонија||mk.wikimedia.org||September 21, 2009 – 2017|
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