Wikipedia:Purpose

Wikipedia's purpose is to benefit readers by acting as an encyclopedia, a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge within its five pillars.

Wikipedia has a lofty goal: a comprehensive collection of all of the knowledge in the world.

Wikipedia is intended to be the largest, most comprehensive, and most widely-available encyclopedia ever written:

See also

Other Languages
Bahasa Melayu: Wikipedia:Matlamat
日本語: Wikipedia:目的
português: Wikipédia:Escopo
татарча/tatarça: Википедия:Максат