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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, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26685 124164 2819003 57 1697803 446 838
2 German Deutsch de 14463 54178 817085 13 16279 154 627
3 Persian فارسی fa 7154 13125 60149 3 2488 32 0
4 French Français fr 5520 17730 274431 6 12882 59 29
5 Italian Italiano it 5253 24594 412428 6 11463 81 0
6 Dutch Nederlands nl 3547 11233 112320 5 5835 25 0
7 Portuguese Português pt 3385 6521 109721 2 4102 30 0
8 Polish Polski pl 3191 4927 61381 3 3412 27 0
9 Russian Русский ru 3171 9553 148194 5 10499 57 214
10 Hebrew עברית he 2144 14712 123041 0 1933 20 91
11 Spanish Español es 1881 7465 115713 9 7646 37 0
12 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1595 3346 32594 0 1906 11 0
13 Swedish Svenska sv 1492 10336 72945 5 5004 16 0
14 Chinese 中文 zh 1241 7852 59845 4 2542 25 43
15 Greek Ελληνικά el 690 1303 10126 1 1295 5 1
16 Romanian Română ro 683 1967 16116 0 1085 7 2
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 487 1387 14583 1 1653 11 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
82 582 314 393 5 259 675 120 1 787 827 1 849

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.