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Wikimedia chapters are independent organizations founded to support and promote the Wikimedia projects in a specified geographical region (in most cases, a country). Like the Wikimedia Foundation, they aim to "empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally". There are currently 38 chapters, with at least one on every inhabited continent.
This page lists current and planned chapters. Please see the step-by-step chapter creation guide and the movement affiliates FAQ for more information. The Affiliations Committee advises on and assists the creation of and to support affiliates.
Some chapters have an office.
Find an overview of chapter-related Meta pages on Chapters Portal.
Existing chapters, both founded (dark blue) and approved (dark turquoise), planned chapters (green), and chapters in discussion (light blue) as of 28 August 2019.
Existing chapters
There are currently 38 recognised Wikimedia chapters.

ChapterFounding (approval) dateBylawsW: Website
T: Twitter
F: Facebook
L: Mailing list
G: Google Groups
M: Mail contact
U: User contact
O: Other Contact
profit? [1]
Last verifiedMembersYearly membership fee
AMWikimedia Armenia2013-05-14 (2013-03-26)hy, enW:
T: @wikimedia_am
F: WikimediaArmenia
M: info
yes2013-12-10162000 AMD (~5 USD)
ARWikimedia Argentina2007-09-01
es, enW:
T: @wikimedia_ar
F: WikimediaArgentina
L: Wikimedia-ARM: correo
yes2013-09-1965~full members ARS 100 (~USD 17)
adherents ARS 50 (~USD 8.5)
minors ARS 30 (~USD 5)
ATWikimedia Österreich2008-05-02
de, enW: (website), (member wiki)
T: @WikimediaAT
F: WikimediaAustria
L: VereinAT-lI: #wikimedia-atconnect
M: verein
yes2015-10-21150~20 €
legal entities 100 €
sponsoring members 100€
AUWikimedia Australia2008-08-06
T: @wm_au
F: Wikimedia.AU
L: WikimediaAU-lI: #wikimedia-auconnect
M: contact
BDWikimedia Bangladesh2014-06-09
T: @wikimediabd
F: WikimediaBD
I: @WikimediaBD
L: Wikimedia-BDI: #wikimedia-bdconnect
M: info
U: Ankan, Tanvir
yes2011-05-2441Regular member: 500 BDT
Supporting member: 100 BDT
BEWikimedia Belgium2014-09-27 (2014-06-23)nl, fr, enW:
T: @Wikimedia_BE
F: WikimediaBelgium
L: WikimediaBE-lI: #wikimedia-beconnect
M: info
M: wmbe
yes2021-07-1511620 €
free for Wikipedia/Wikimedia editors
CAWikimedia Canada2010-11-05
en, frW:
T: @WikimediaCA (en)
T: @WikimediaCAfr (fr)
F: WikimediaCA
L: mailing listI: #wikimedia-caconnect
M: info
U: JP Béland (WMCA)
yes[2]2021-04-2835$10 CAD
COWikimedia Colombia2019-06-14 (approved)es,
W: L: Wikimedia-COI: #wikimedia-coconnect
M: contacto
M: consejodirectivo
U: Wikimedia Colombia
U: Mpbonillap
yes2019-06-283,5 days of Minimum Legal Wage (MLW) of the year in which payment is made
CHWikimedia CH2006-05-14de, fr, it, rm, enW:
T: @WikimediaCH
F: Wikimedia CH
L: WikimediaCH-lM: info
I: #wikimedia-chconnect
yes[3]2013-02-06486CHF 50
Reduced: CHF 20
Sponsors: min. CHF 75
Legal entities: min. CHF 100
CLWikimedia Chile2011-07-16 (2011-06-13)es, enW:
T: @wikimedia_cl
F: Wikimedia Chile
L: Wikimedia-CLM: contacto
yes2011-07-1634CLP 12,000 (USD 17,1)
CZWikimedia Česká republika2008-03-06
T: @Wikimedia_CR
F: Facebook
L: WikimediaCZ-lM: info
yes[4]2012-01-2660~ regular members, 1 sympathizing member, 3 honourable membersCZK 200 (~USD 10)
Minors: CZK 100 (~USD 5)
Sympathizing: CZK 200 (~USD 10)
The Board can reduce the fee to 0 CZK
DEWikimedia Deutschland2004-06-13de (official),
en, it
I: wikimediade
T: @wikimediade
L: VereinDE-lM: info
I: #wikimedia-deconnect
reduced: €12
Min. fees, members may choose to pay more.
DKWikimedia Danmark2009-03-14 (2009-07-03).da, enT: @wikimediadkL: WikimediaDKI: #wikimedia-danmark​connect
U: Fnielsen
O: on
?2017-11-2120DKK 100
EEWikimedia Eesti2010-07-25/
et, enW:
F: WikimediaEesti
G: wikimedia-eestiM:
U: Kruusamägi
yes2020-09-219 (founders)
39 (current)
5 €
ESWikimedia España2011-02-11
es, enW:
W: Blog
I: wikimediaes
T: @wikimedia_es
F (group): Wikimedia España
F (profile): Wikimedia España
L: Wikimedia-Es (open list)I: #wikimedia-esconnect
M: info
O: Wikimedia España
yes[5]2016-03-09110~Registration fee: 5 €. Membership fee: Adults, 15 €; Young Adults (16-18 yrs): free.
FIWikimedia Suomi2009-06-14
fi (en)W: wikimedia.fiL: Wikimedia-FII: #wikimedia-ficonnect
M: info
?2010-09-2521€ 10
reduced: € 5
FRWikimédia France2004-10-23fr (statuts)W: (blog)
T: @Wikimedia_Fr
L: WikimediaFR-lI: #wikimedia-frconnect
M: contact
yes2012-01-25250normal : 12 €
honorary : 100 €
GBWikimedia UK2008-11-05
T: @wikimediauk
F: WikimediaUK
L: WikimediaUK-lM: info
U: MichaelMaggs
Yes (UK charity)2012-02-17360~GBP 5
HUWikimédia Magyarország2008-09-27
hu, enW:
F: WikimediaHU
G: huwiki-egyesuletM: board
U: Bence Damokos (Executive Vice President)
yes[6]2019-05-2240~1000 HUF (~3€, 3.4$)
IDWikimedia Indonesia2008-09-05
Bylaws: id, en
AoI: id, en
T: @wikimediaid
F: wikimedia.indonesia
G: wikimedia-indonesiaM: info
U: Biyanto Rebin - Chairman (biyanto.rebin
yes2012-01-3019 (founders)
105 (members in 2020)
IDR 250K (~USD 23) for public
IDR 150K (~USD 14) concession
IDR 100K (~USD 9) for students 17-20 years old.[7]
ILWikimedia Israel2007-07-15
he (legally binding), enW: Wikimedia-ILM: mail
yes2012-01-1135~20 ILS(~7 USD / 4 €)
ITWikimedia Italia2005-07-17it, enW:
I: wikimediaitalia
T: @WikimediaItalia
M: info
yes2017-12-31410~25 € (members removed after a year if they don't renew the subscription)
KRWikimedia Korea2014-10-19
en, koW: wikimediakr, (on Meta)
T: @Wikimedia_KR
F: wikimediakr
L: Wikimedia-KRM: office
(mail to secretary-general)
yes[8]2015-11-1035~10,000 KRW per 6 months
MXWikimedia México2011-08-03
es, enW: on Meta (es, en)L: Wikimedia-MXI: #wikimedia-mxconnect
U: User:Wotancito
O: on Meta
yes[10]2013-02-0815Pending for define.
NLWikimedia Nederland2006-03-27
AoI, Bylaws (en/nl)W:
T: @wmnl
L: WikimediaNL-lM: info (general inquiries)
U: Grijz (chair)
yes[11]2013-01-01200€ 24 recommended
(Members may choose less or more, min. € 12)
NOWikimedia Norge/wikimedia.no2007-06-23
nb, nn, se, enW:
T: @Wikimedianorge
F: WikimediaNorge
U: Hogne Neteland (chair)
U: Andrea Hegdahl Tiltnes (deputy chair)
Yes2017-03-25108Ordinary: 200 NOK
reduced: 100 NOK
PLWikimedia Polska2005-08-14pl, enW:
T: @wikipedia_pl / @WikimediaPL
F: polska.wikipedia / Wikimedia Polska
L: WikimediaPL-lI: #wikimedia-plconnect
M: zarzad
n/a[12]2010-03-13130 list1 PLN (0.2 USD) min. Members may choose to pay more: average is ~ 20 PLN / 5 USD
PTWikimedia Portugal2009-09-21 (2009-07-03)Estatutos pt, enW:
T: @wikimediapt
I: @wikimediapt
F: Wikimedia Portugal
L: WikimediaPTI: #wikimedia-ptconnect
M: geral
O: Contacto
RSWikimedia Serbia2005-12-03sr, enW: wikimedia.rsL: WikimediaSR-l
L: Serbia-Internal-l (internal)
M: info-rs
U: Miroslav Loci
RUВикимедиа РУ, Wikimedia RU2008-11-11
ru, enW:
W: (wiki)
T: @Wikimedia_RU
F: Wikimedia RU
L: Wikimedia-RU
L: WikimediaRU-l (internal)
M: info
M: press
U: Ctac
U: Dr Bug
yes2014-04-2423 listRegistration fee: 5000 RUB (~64 USD)
Membership fee: 1200 RUB (~15 USD)
SEWikimedia Sverige2007-10-20
sv, enW:
T: @WikimediaSE
F: Wikimedia Sverige
L: WikimediaSE-lM: info (info)
M: press (press)
yes2021-04-26405SEK 100 / EUR 10 / USD 15
Organisations: 5000 SEK[15]
THWikimedia Thailand2019-06-14 (approved)www.wmth.orgwikimedia-th.lists.wikimedia.orgUser:Athikhun.suwyes2019-06-280 (per bylaws)
TWWikimedia Taiwan2007-02-11
zh, enW:
T: @WikimediaTW
F: Wikimedia Taiwan
G: Wikimedia Taiwan
G: Wikimedia Taiwan (Board)
L: Wikimedia-TW
M: info
U: Ted Chien (chair)
U: Reke Wang (secretariat)
yes2015-01-2430TWD 1000 / ~USD 35
UAWikimedia Ukraine2009-05-31
uk, enW:
F: Вікімедіа Україна
 Y: Wikimedia Ukraine
L: WikimediaUAM: WikimediaUA
M: wm-ua
yes2020-06-3066 list100 UAH (3.3 €) min
US-DCWikimedia District of Columbia2011-05-07
T: @wikimediadc
L: Wikimedia-DCI: #wikimedia-northeast​connect
M: info
U: Harej
yes2014-01-1171USD 10
US-NYCWikimedia New York City2009-07-07
T: @wikimedianyc
L: Wikimedia_NYCI: #wikimedia-northeast​connect
M: wm-nyc
U: Megs
yes2012-05-1435USD 5
VEWikimedia Venezuela2012-02-14
T: @wikimedia_ve
F: Wikimedia.Venezuela
L: Wikimedia-VEI: #wikimedia-veconnect
M: info
yes2016-01-1415~USD 25
ZAWikimedia South Africa2012-02-27
F: Wikimedia ZA
L: WikimediaZAO: on Meta
M: info
U: Discott
yes2017-02-0518R 30 (USD 2)

Former chapters
The following were recognized Wikimedia chapters during the periods indicated.
ChapterFounding (approval) dateDe-recognition dateComments
KEWikimedia KenyaNever incorporated
2013Provisional recognition expired
HKWikimedia Hong Kong2007-07-14
2017-02-01Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[17]
MKWikimedia Macedonia2009-09-21
2017-09-10Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[18]
MOWikimedia Macau2009-04-09
2017-08-01Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[19]
PHWikimedia Philippines2010-04-12
2017-02-28Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[20]
INWikimedia India2011-01-03
2019-09-14Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[21]
UYWikimedia Uruguay2013-11-16
2021-02-10Derecognized for prolonged non-compliance[22]
Chapters in discussion phase
Chapters in active preparation to become a chapter. You should add here any chapter that is under discussion to be started up. Please provide link to a page (in meta) with more detailed information (at best with a short summary in English) and provide a contact for questions about the present state.
A yellowish background means organizations are currently in active contact (as of the "last update" date) with the Affiliations Committee;
A light grey background means awaiting an update (from the proposed organization? from AffCom?)
A light blue background means the AffCom has asked the Board to approve the organization's formation.
country codeChapterStatusArticles of Incorporation/
WebsiteMailing listContactLast update
BWWikimedia BotswanaEarly developmentMeta, (doesn't exist yet)
wikimediabw (doesn't exist yet)tn:User:Oarabile Mudongo (kck, tn, en-3, zu-1, sn-1),
talk on Meta,
talk on Wikipedia
BYWikimedia BelarusIn discussionMeta,
wikimediabyru:User Talk:Track13 (en, ru, be),
ru:User Talk:Pessimist2006 (ru, be)
BGWikimedians of BulgariaIn discussionwikimedia.bginfo-lSee Wikimedians of Bulgaria2014-04-18
CIWikimedia Côte d'IvoireWriting bylawsfr, enMetaWikimedia-CIZenman (talk)2014-06-30
DZWikimedia AlgeriaIn discussionto comeMetaWikimedia Algeria/Gestion/Membres and Mohammed Bachounda2007-07-01
EGWikimedia EgyptWriting bylawsProposed by-lawsWikimedia Egyptmail:wikimediaeg-lMido or/and #wikimedia-eg2009-03-01
GEWikimedia GeorgiaDevelopment.ka
GRWikimedia GreeceIn discussionResearch or/and #wikimedia-el2011-06-01
HRWikimedija HrvatskeFormally established under Croatian law on January 17,, enSpeedyGonsales, #wikimedija-hr2011-01-12
IEWikimedia IrelandIn discussionWikimedia Ireland Communitymail:wikimediaiewikimediaireland@gmail.com2014-07-26
IN-DLWikimedia Delhi CityMemorandum of Association has been posted on Meta.MetaWikimedia-in-delVibhijain2011-06-05
IRWikimedia IranAffiliations Committee/Resolutions/Iranian Wikimedians User Group - Liaison approval, July 2015Metainfo
KGWikimedia KyrgyzstanIn discussionWikimedia KyrgyzstanAidabishkek (en, ru, tr, ky),
Maksat (en, ru, ky)
KZWikimedia KazakhstanReviewing bylaws with AffCom. No currently ongoing communication.enAshina, Alash, Rauank2012-08-05
LTWikimedia LietuvaStopped at discussion phasenonenone2009-12-10
MYWikimedia MalaysiaEarly developmentResearch stageWikimedia Malaysia (on meta)Talk:Wikimedia Malaysia2009-01-12
NPWikimedia NepalCommunity Approved Draft By-Laws in Nepali Now in Lawyer's revision/ By-laws translation into EnglishAffcom studying on proposalMeta (on meta),
F:Wikimedia Nepal; nepaliwiki@googlegroups.comRajesh Pandey,
Ganesh Paudel,
Saroj K. Dhakal (en, hi, ne),
Nirmal Dulal (en, hi, ne)
ROWikimedia RomâniaEarly stages (planning)ro (drafts) (currently a portal)WikimediaRO-lIulianU or Razool2005-09-26
SAWikimedia Saudi ArabiaEarly developmentWikimedia Saudi ArabiaAlrwaikm2008-12-26
SGWikimedia SingaporeEarly developmentWikimedia SingaporeWikimedia-SGMailing list or #wikimedia-sgconnect2011-04-27
SIWikimedia SloveniaIn discussionWriting first draftWikimedia Slovenia (on meta),
w:sl:Wikipedija:Društvo on
none yetWikimedia Slovenia,
Miha / xJaM / Yerpo
TRWikimedia TürkiyeIn discussionEarly developmentWikimedia Türkiye (on Meta),
US-CASWikimedia CascadiaIn discussion, drafting bylawspendingMetawikimedia-cascadiaAnother Believer
US-MWWikimedia Midwest USIn discussionMeta
Varnent (talk)2012-06-22
US-TXTexas WikimediansIn discussionpendingMetaWhisperToMe
Former chapters in discussion
Chapters formerly in preparation to become a chapter, which have either stalled or been absorbed into other chapters.
country codeChapterStatusArticles of Incorporation/
WebsiteMailing listContactLast update
US-CAWikimedia CaliforniaInactivependingMetawikimedia-californiaGeoff Plourde2010-05-05
US-PAWikimedia PennsylvaniaStalled, merged with Wikimedia New York, SB_Johnny, Whiteknight, or #wikimedia-pa2009-04-29
Ideas for chapters
Affiliate resources
Thematic organisations
Wikimedia user groups
AffCom Member Expectations
Other links
Contact us
See the movement affiliates FAQ to understand what a local chapter is, and what it entails to create a new one. If you wish to create a local chapter, follow the step-by-step chapter creation guide. In case you have any questions, contact the Affiliations Committee.
In Europe
Wikimedia Galiza – In discussion and calling for supporters. Discussion and planning is at w:gl:Wikipedia:Wikimedia Galiza.
In North America
In Asia
In Africa
In Oceania
Wikimedia New Zealand is being discussed.
In South America
Wikimedia Ecuador – Recognized on September 18th as Wikimedians of Ecuador user group. Still calling for supporters.
In Central America
Wikimedia Costa Rica – Calling for supporters.
Composition of chapters
See also Wikimedia chapters/Summaries. This list may be partially outdated; provided in alphabetical order by country codes:
[AM] Wikimedia Armenia (Armenia)
Supervision Commission
[AR] Wikimedia Argentina (Argentina)
[AT] Wikimedia Österreich (Austria)
Elected 2018-06-02 until 2020.
[AU] Wikimedia Australia (Australia)
Committee (elected 13 September 2020):
[BD] Wikimedia Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
[BE] Wikimedia Belgium (Belgium)
See wmbe:Board for an overview of the board positions within Wikimedia Belgium.
Board members (2021)
[CA] Wikimedia Canada (Canada)
In 2022, the Board of Directors is:
[CH] Wikimedia CH (Switzerland)
[CL] Wikimedia Chile (Chile)
[CO] Wikimedia Colombia (Colombia)
[CZ] Wikimedia Česká republika (Czechia)
Board and Audit committee elected by the general assembly.
Board Members
see Wikimedia Czech Republic
Audit committee
see Wikimedia Czech Republic
[DE] Wikimedia Deutschland (Germany)
Board elected in 2020:
[DK] Wikimedia Danmark (Denmark)
[EE] Wikimedia Eesti (Estonia)
[ES] Wikimedia España (Spain)
See for a current list and biographies of board members.

[FI] Wikimedia Suomi (Finland)
Effective 2022-01-01.
[FR] Wikimédia France (France)
See for a current list and biographies of board members.
[GB] Wikimedia UK (United Kingdom)
See wmuk:board for a current list and biographies of board members.
[HU] Wikimédia Magyarország (Hungary)
[ID] Wikimedia Indonesia (Indonesia)
Board of Trustees (Dewan Pengawas, 24 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2021):
Board of Executives (Dewan Pengurus, 24 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2021):
[IL] Wikimedia Israel (Israel)
[IN] Wikimedia India (India (derecognized))

For biographical summaries, please visit Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee Members
[IT] Wikimedia Italia (Italy)
[MX] Wikimedia México (Mexico)
Updated 2018-06-09
[NL] Wikimedia Nederland (Netherlands)
As of April 18, 2020:
[NO] Wikimedia Norge (Norway)
Updated 2019-03-31 Elected board as of annual meeting 9 March 2019:
Presentation in English
[PL] Wikimedia Polska (Poland)
Board is elected by General Assembly for a two-year term. Board elected in 2020:
[PT] Wikimedia Portugal (Portugal)
A new board was elected on September 1, 2018. The current members of the board:
[RS] Викимедија Србије (Serbia)
[RU] Викимедиа РУ (Russia)
[SE] Wikimedia Sverige (Sweden)
[TW] Wikimedia Taiwan (Taiwan)
See the Chapter page.
[UA] Wikimedia Ukraine (Вікімедіа Україна) (Ukraine)
See the Chapter page.
[US-DC] Wikimedia District of Columbia (United States)
See Wikimedia DC's official list.
[US-NYC] Wikimedia New York City (United States)
See Wikimedia NYC's official list.
[UY] Wikimedia Uruguay (Uruguay)
[VE] Wikimedia Venezuela (Venezuela)
[ZA] Wikimedia South Africa (South Africa)
2020 Board
Inter-chapter initiatives
See also: Interchapter groups
European Wikimedia chapter
Mailing lists and wikis
Apart from public mailing lists (most notably Chapters-reports) and websites listed elsewhere, there are two main private channels for communication and coordination among chapters, which existing chapters must follow and participate in:
Wikimedia chapters related news and announcements

See also
  1. Is the chapter formally recognized as a Nonprofit organization under its nation's laws? "n/a" should be used if the country's laws do not recognize a nonprofit status.
  2. corporation information
  3. A small no profit association doesn't require the formal approval. It's sufficient to follow the law and to have a bylaws compliant with to the law[1][2]. The tax exemption has been formally approved [3].
  4. All associations are non-profit by definition in the Czech republic.
  5. All associations in Spain have Non profit status.
  6. Wikimédia Magyarország is a registered association at the Court and all registered associations are non-profit by definition in Hungary. Wikimédia Magyarország is recognized as "organization for the public benefit" status which means: transparency requirements, tax exemptions, tax deductibility etc.
  7. Based on Wikimedia Indonesia Board of Executive Meeting.
  8. Officially approved by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea since 2015.
  9. At the founding team's request, the provisional approval was extended by the WMF executive director until April 2013.
  10. Officialy recognized as Wikimedia México A.C. (civic association) under Mexican laws since February 2013.
  11. There is no separate official non-profit status. However, we have been granted charity status (ANBI) by the tax office since January 2010, which, among other demands, requires that the organization is a non-profit by its bylaws and operates as a non-profit in practice. During 2012 we were busy to prepare the chapter for the CBF certificate for 'small charities'.
  12. All associations are non-profit by definition in Poland
  13. All organizations in Portugal have Non profit status.
  15. ↑​
  16. board resolution here
  17. Announcement from the Affiliations Committee, Feb 7th, 2017.
  18. Announcement from the Affiliations Committee, Sep 9th, 2017.
  19. Announcement from the Affiliations Committee, Aug 13th, 2017.
  20. Announcement from the Affiliations Committee, April 22nd, 2017.
  21. Wikimedia movement affiliates/Formerly Active Affiliates
  22. Wikimedia movement affiliates/Formerly Active Affiliates
  25. Chapters mailing list
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