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Matterhorn. sv en fr ru
Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
Jura (Kanton). de
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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, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26186 118663 2664014 55 1063863 419 704
2 German Deutsch de 13896 48852 743073 16 13365 184 610
3 French Français fr 4443 15159 231131 5 10314 67 23
4 Italian Italiano it 4311 22068 362257 6 9403 68 0
5 Dutch Nederlands nl 3422 10587 104904 5 5035 32 0
6 Portuguese Português pt 3382 6448 108382 1 2904 19 0
7 Polish Polski pl 2997 4455 55014 4 2589 20 0
8 Russian Русский ru 2454 8152 120322 6 7665 49 77
9 Spanish Español es 1744 6887 105814 8 6038 46 0
10 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1593 3279 31905 1 1258 19 0
11 Swedish Svenska sv 1480 9056 60423 4 4350 14 3
12 Chinese 中文 zh 1241 5195 44651 4 1495 40 25
13 Hebrew עברית he 1113 10248 101405 4 1367 22 61
14 Romanian Română ro 679 1951 15934 0 841 8 2
15 Ukrainian Українська uk 474 1326 13696 1 1222 12 4
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 373 910 8061 0 882 12 1

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
69 788 273 236 4 770 986 120 1 132 591 1 510

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.