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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 13:00, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26281 119212 2680223 56 1148983 405 729
2 German Deutsch de 13985 49771 753680 15 13695 165 600
3 French Français fr 4511 15342 236624 5 10611 58 22
4 Italian Italiano it 4460 22495 370580 6 9673 60 0
5 Dutch Nederlands nl 3434 10610 106294 5 5142 22 0
6 Portuguese Português pt 3380 6449 108471 1 3011 12 0
7 Polish Polski pl 3014 4506 55613 4 2706 23 0
8 Russian Русский ru 2570 8394 123426 6 7964 74 91
9 Spanish Español es 1760 6961 107225 8 6242 43 0
10 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1593 3287 32035 1 1359 12 0
11 Swedish Svenska sv 1480 9062 60474 4 4447 7 3
12 Chinese 中文 zh 1287 5747 47939 5 1640 51 25
13 Persian فارسی fa 1237 2414 9889 1 333 49 0
14 Hebrew עברית he 1144 10780 103716 5 1428 16 61
15 Romanian Română ro 680 1957 15952 0 863 8 2
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 501 1055 8576 1 930 12 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 477 1339 13819 2 1280 13 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
71 794 279 381 4 834 536 125 1 220 307 1 538

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.