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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
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Project logo: a red and a green arrow wrap in opposite directions around a sphere, the top and bottom of which are delineated with blue, depicting a globe or "blue marble" Earth

Wikivoyage is the travel guide anyone can edit. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013.

Wikivoyage brings together the former Wikitravel community and content (in several languages), the German language Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2006, and the Italian Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2007, with the larger free content worldwide Wikimedia movement community. We look forward to continuing our always amazing travel guide writing experience with everyone! Thanks for supporting Wikivoyage!

Wikivoyage/Why? (Go ahead, click on that link and write there why we are here and not at Wikitravel. This story needs telling. And this is a wiki.)

Lounge[edit]

The Lounge is for general discussion of the Wikivoyage project and matters affecting more than one language version. Welcome!

Mailing list[edit]

Join the Wikivoyage-l mailing list discussing technical and community matters by email.

Currently going on[edit]

Monthly reports from the various language versions can be found on the Summit page.

Languages[edit]

There are currently 17 language versions of Wikivoyage:

Creation[edit]

Languages created before 2013 forked from Wikitravel. Languages created during or after 2013 were approved from the Wikimedia Incubator.

Date Language Code
2006-12-10 German de
2007-12-10 Italian it
2012-09-23 English en
2012-09-29 Dutch nl
2012-10-03 French fr
2012-10-06 Swedish sv
2012-10-18 Russian ru
2013-01-07 Spanish es
Portuguese pt
2013-02-06 Polish pl
Romanian ro
2013-03-21 Hebrew he
Ukrainian uk
2013-05-17 Greek el
2013-08-11 Vietnamese vi
2014-01-15 Chinese zh
2014-10-02 Persian fa

New language versions can be started on Wikimedia Incubator. If they grow large enough and develop a strong community there, they will be moved to their own subdomain. See the list of Wikivoyage projects on Incubator, and the queue of projects to be started there.

Statistics[edit]


  • Statistics at 00:00, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26269 119139 2677791 56 1137057 407 724
2 German Deutsch de 13962 49471 750144 15 13655 170 597
3 French Français fr 4505 15327 236164 5 10566 52 22
4 Italian Italiano it 4449 22459 369990 6 9636 63 0
5 Dutch Nederlands nl 3434 10610 105972 5 5128 23 0
6 Portuguese Português pt 3380 6449 108470 1 2992 21 0
7 Polish Polski pl 3013 4502 55560 4 2689 22 0
8 Russian Русский ru 2565 8377 123068 6 7914 72 88
9 Spanish Español es 1758 6951 107002 8 6200 40 0
10 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1593 3287 32018 1 1338 15 0
11 Swedish Svenska sv 1480 9062 60468 4 4423 9 3
12 Chinese 中文 zh 1280 5652 47146 5 1631 46 26
13 Persian فارسی fa 1235 2405 9847 1 302 48 0
14 Hebrew עברית he 1113 10279 102456 5 1422 20 61
15 Romanian Română ro 680 1957 15952 0 862 9 2
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 495 1049 8550 1 927 12 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 476 1338 13809 2 1278 14 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
71 687 278 314 4 824 407 125 1 208 020 1 528

NOTE: Because of bugzilla:40009 and bugzilla:6433, the numbers shown in the above table may not reflect the real status of each wiki.

Wikivoyage Association[edit]

The Wikivoyage Association used to host the Wikivoyage project. Now it's applying to become a Wikimedia Thematic Organizations. You can apply for membership to support the association and the Wikivoyage project.

How do I learn more?[edit]

Start with these to find out more about our project:

  • Goals and non-goals: "Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide."
  • Lounge – Wikivoyage Lounge on Meta
  • Manual of style: Our Manual of style contains a collection of guidelines for giving our articles a good look and feel.
  • Welcome, Wikipedians: This article was written specially for people who are familiar with the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Wishlist: A roadmap for Wikivoyage's future.
  • Writing style.

Category[edit]


Subpages[edit]

Because Meta is a vast and wild wiki, we maintain our Meta Wikivoyage specific pages as subpages (e.g., Wikivoyage/Somepage). This makes it obvious they are part of our project and makes it easy to find and update them. All our pages are in English with the exception that translations, when desired, may be created as language code subpages of the respective English page (e.g., in German: Wikivoyage/Somepage/de).

Expand the collapsable box below to see all Wikivoyage subpages. Alternatively, see the equivalent special page.

Proposal[edit]

The travel guide project proposal, formerly on this page, is archived in Wikivoyage/Archive/2012-11-16 and its talk page.