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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 00:00, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26513 122746 2768186 57 1488958 477 804
2 German Deutsch de 14337 52912 796018 14 15361 184 612
3 Persian فارسی fa 7151 12783 58614 5 2187 56 0
4 French Français fr 5320 17291 264771 6 12249 70 25
5 Italian Italiano it 5077 24124 399278 6 10942 77 0
6 Dutch Nederlands nl 3546 11041 111445 5 5661 30 0
7 Portuguese Português pt 3383 6516 109243 2 3696 20 0
8 Polish Polski pl 3155 4820 59801 4 3230 30 0
9 Russian Русский ru 2927 9024 141055 5 8887 69 105
10 Hebrew עברית he 2138 14666 122258 2 1799 25 91
11 Spanish Español es 1868 7429 114465 9 7216 50 0
12 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1595 3320 32456 0 1760 17 0
13 Swedish Svenska sv 1489 10265 70343 6 4875 31 0
14 Chinese 中文 zh 1165 7436 57180 5 2297 39 37
15 Romanian Română ro 683 1973 16094 0 1031 6 2
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 618 1220 9648 1 1202 24 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 485 1389 14423 1 1556 13 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
81 450 308 955 5 145 278 128 1 572 907 1 681

NOTE: Because of bugzilla:40009, 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.