Small Polish Town To Erect Wikipedia Monument

October 14, 2014 | Marina Galperina

A monument to Wikipedia will be unveiled in Slubice, Poland on October 22nd. The town with a population of 18,000 will spend $15,000 on a small statue to commemorate the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia project, designed by 30-year-old Armenian-born artist Mihran Hakobjan.

The small town’s Deputy Mayor Piotr Luczynski is really psyched about it:

The monument — a tribute to an entire community working selflessly for the benefit of others — we found interesting and worthy of being in Slubice.

Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has been quite popular in Poland. In fact, the Polish Wikipedia is the site’s 12th largest, boasting more than a million entries. (Image: ArtNet)