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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 16 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

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 12:00, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26088 117835 2620245 55 941709 435 677
2 German Deutsch de 13744 47510 721537 15 12757 154 594
3 French Français fr 4310 14852 223103 5 9386 69 22
4 Italian Italiano it 4242 21720 356701 6 8908 80 0
5 Dutch Nederlands nl 3421 10469 103129 5 4848 22 0
6 Portuguese Português pt 3381 6473 108136 1 2707 12 0
7 Polish Polski pl 2987 4431 54620 4 2419 17 0
8 Russian Русский ru 2323 7951 115963 6 7368 60 76
9 Spanish Español es 1711 6811 104141 8 5693 32 0
10 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1590 3277 31652 1 1090 7 0
11 Swedish Svenska sv 1480 8987 60206 4 4216 14 3
12 Hebrew עברית he 1108 10221 99633 4 1264 22 59
13 Chinese 中文 zh 909 4515 38848 4 1214 33 17
14 Romanian Română ro 679 1972 15868 1 791 6 2
15 Ukrainian Українська uk 470 1330 13444 2 1136 13 4
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 364 918 7846 1 818 6 1

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
68 807 269 272 4 675 072 122 1 006 324 1 455

NOTE: Because of bugzilla:40009 and bugzilla:64333, 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.