Persian Wikipedia is a member of Wikimedia Foundation. It started work in December 2003. founder of Persian version is Roozbeh Pour-Nader.
It is the 18th largest edition by article count. Persian Wikipedia has currently more than 500,000 articles.
Many of the first articles on the Persian Wikipedia were about chemical materials and historical subjects. The Wikipedia added geography and religious subjects soon after. On December 16, 2004, the Wikipedia reached 10,000 articles.