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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 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
1 2006-12-10 German de
2 2007-12-10 Italian it
3 2012-09-23 English en
4 2012-09-29 Dutch nl
5 2012-10-03 French fr
6 2012-10-06 Swedish sv
7 2012-10-18 Russian ru
8 2013-01-07 Spanish es
9 Portuguese pt
10 2013-02-06 Polish pl
11 Romanian ro
12 2013-03-21 Hebrew he
13 Ukrainian uk
14 2013-05-17 Greek el
15 2013-08-11 Vietnamese vi
16 2014-01-15 Chinese zh
17 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 12:00, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26604 123490 2796444 57 1592555 449 813
2 German Deutsch de 14368 53956 808159 13 15785 185 627
3 Persian فارسی fa 7153 12987 59376 4 2366 37 0
4 French Français fr 5428 17512 269166 6 12586 71 25
5 Italian Italiano it 5147 24358 403657 6 11201 82 0
6 Dutch Nederlands nl 3544 11207 112032 5 5743 26 0
7 Portuguese Português pt 3384 6523 109524 2 3906 43 0
8 Polish Polski pl 3182 4895 60691 3 3323 22 0
9 Russian Русский ru 3144 9345 144786 5 10216 84 111
10 Hebrew עברית he 2139 14698 122668 0 1888 15 91
11 Spanish Español es 1875 7456 115051 9 7463 41 0
12 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1595 3328 32527 0 1827 12 0
13 Swedish Svenska sv 1491 10314 72370 6 4943 16 0
14 Chinese 中文 zh 1215 7698 58846 4 2446 30 41
15 Greek Ελληνικά el 690 1306 10044 1 1267 9 1
16 Romanian Română ro 683 1973 16101 0 1068 3 2
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 485 1392 14523 1 1624 9 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
82 127 312 438 5 205 965 122 1 680 207 1 715

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.