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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, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 27304 129328 2979300 52 2159675 469 962
2 German Deutsch de 15201 59849 888141 19 19388 157 648
3 Persian فارسی fa 8391 16754 81676 1 3812 37 19
4 Italian Italiano it 6395 26942 458913 5 13281 74 0
5 French Français fr 6178 19354 317024 4 15600 77 41
6 Russian Русский ru 4078 12359 178910 5 13448 64 1477
7 Dutch Nederlands nl 3599 11345 115922 5 6384 23 0
8 Portuguese Português pt 3423 6600 111331 2 5436 26 0
9 Polish Polski pl 3412 5346 66283 1 4099 22 0
10 Hebrew עברית he 2181 15605 145462 1 2458 21 104
11 Spanish Español es 2038 7767 123198 6 9278 46 0
12 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1597 3449 33265 0 2468 12 0
13 Swedish Svenska sv 1499 10375 76432 3 5348 18 0
14 Chinese 中文 zh 1375 8705 66055 4 3495 31 57
15 Greek Ελληνικά el 984 1828 14279 1 1576 17 1
16 Romanian Română ro 922 2442 18493 0 1273 7 2
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 598 1566 15999 1 2024 15 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
89 175 339 614 5 690 683 110 2 269 043 3 315

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.