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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 18 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
18 2016-11-30 Finnish fi

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, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 27664 132527 3122080 52 2167927 489 1083
2 German Deutsch de 15608 63434 976152 15 21243 146 660
3 Persian فارسی fa 8447 18111 88167 1 4804 33 20
4 Italian Italiano it 6829 28102 493002 5 14547 43 0
5 French Français fr 6545 20331 344402 4 18378 48 43
6 Russian Русский ru 4466 13773 202463 4 15499 64 1891
7 Polish Polski pl 4032 6039 69167 1 4505 21 0
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3626 11485 120820 5 6675 16 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3513 6759 114286 2 6569 26 0
10 Spanish Español es 2267 8258 130493 6 10398 37 0
11 Hebrew עברית he 2026 15879 159862 1 2836 18 111
12 Chinese 中文 zh 2000 10127 75897 4 4308 31 65
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1734 3634 46667 1 218 16 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1597 3491 33846 0 2776 14 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1501 10419 79130 3 5568 7 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1305 2433 20782 1 1813 5 1
17 Romanian Română ro 934 2480 18755 0 1394 3 2
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 618 1617 16476 0 2298 9 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
94 712 358 899 6 112 447 105 2 291 756 3 880

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.