Wikimedia Downloads

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Data downloads

The Wikimedia Foundation is requesting help to ensure that as many copies as possible are available of all Wikimedia database dumps. Please volunteer to host a mirror if you have access to sufficient storage and bandwidth.
Database backup dumps
A complete copy of all Wikimedia wikis, in the form of wikitext source and metadata embedded in XML. A number of raw database tables in SQL form are also available.
These snapshots are provided at the very least monthly and usually twice a month. If you are a regular user of these dumps, please consider subscribing to xmldatadumps-l for regular updates.
Mirror Sites of the XML dumps provided above
Check the complete list.
Static HTML dumps
A copy of all pages from all Wikipedia wikis, in HTML form.
These are currently not running.
DVD distributions
Available for some Wikipedia editions.
Backup dumps of wikis which no longer exist
A complete copy of selected Wikimedia wikis which no longer exist and so which are no longer available via the main database backup dump page. This includes, in particular, the Sept. 11 wiki.
Analytics data files
Pageview, Mediacount, Unique, and other stats.
Other files
Image tarballs, survey data and other items.
Kiwix files
Static dumps of wiki projects in OpenZim format
Dataset collection at the Data Hub (off-site)
Many additional datasets that may be of interest to researchers, users and developers can be found in this collection. These data sets are not officially supported and may not be up to date.

Software downloads

MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis.


App Guidelines
Guidelines for developers on how to properly reuse Wikimedia data, trademarks, and content.
Copyright licensing
Copyright licensing information for these dumps.
The privacy policy for Wikimedia Foundation websites.