|Polish: Pomnik Wikipedii|
|Year||22 October 2014|
|Dimensions||250 cm× 60 cm× 60 cm(98 in× 24 in× 24 in)|
|Owner||Słubice regional authorities|
The Wikipedia Monument (Polish : Pomnik Wikipedii), located in Słubice, Poland, is a statue designed by Armenian sculptor Mihran Hakobyan honoring Wikipedia contributors. It was unveiled in Frankfurt Square (Plac Frankfurcki) on 22 October 2014 in a ceremony that included representatives from both local Wikimedia chapters and the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Słubice is a border town in the Lubusz Voivodeship of western Poland. Located on the Oder river, directly opposite the city of Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, of which it was a part until 1945. At the 2011 census, the town had a total population of 18,000. Previously located in the Gorzów Wielkopolski Voivodeship (1975–1998), the town is currently the capital of Słubice County and the administrative seat of the Gmina Słubice. It is part of the historical region of Lubusz Land.
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The monument depicts four nude figures holding aloft a globe based on the Wikipedia logo, two metres (6 ft 7 in) up. The fiber-and-resin statue was designed by Armenian-born artist Mihran Hakobyan, who graduated from Collegium Polonicum. It cost about 50,000 złotys (approximately $13,500; 11,700 euros) and was funded by Słubice regional authorities.reaching over
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The monument was suggested around 2010 [ pl ], a university professor and director of the Collegium Polonicum [ pl ] in Słubice. Polish Wikipedia is a popular website in Poland and, with over a million articles, the 12th-largest Wikipedia in the world. According to Piotr Łuczynski, deputy mayor, the memorial "will highlight the town’s importance as an academic centre". A Wikimedia Polska representative stated that the organization hopes that this project will "raise awareness of the website and encourage people to contribute."by Krzysztof Wojciechowski
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With this monument the citizens of Słubice would like to pay homage to thousands of anonymous editors all over the world, who have contributed voluntarily to the creation of Wikipedia, the greatest project co-created by people regardless of political, religious or cultural borders. In the year this monument is unveiled Wikipedia is available in more than 280 languages and contains about 30 million articles. The benefactors behind this monument feel certain that with Wikipedia as one of its pillars the knowledge society will be able to contribute to the sustainable development of our civilization, social justice and peace among nations.
When Wikipedia started back in 2001 I have to say that I never imagined a day when Wikipedia would be honored with a monument – we write about them, we photograph them with our Wiki Loves Monuments competition, and now we have a monument of our own. It is a truly special and exciting day, and one that I hope shines the spotlight on the thousands of Wikimedians who edit Wikipedia and make it the source of free knowledge it has come to be. I look forward to visiting Słubice one day to see the monument for myself and perhaps meeting some of those involved in the project.— Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, on the occasion of the unveiling
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