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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, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 27580 131914 3093977 52 2166464 420 1055
2 German Deutsch de 15567 62847 962688 15 20918 141 654
3 Persian فارسی fa 8443 17937 87651 1 4659 26 20
4 Italian Italiano it 6764 27963 486670 5 14349 53 0
5 French Français fr 6464 20067 338690 4 18038 61 42
6 Russian Русский ru 4425 13650 199142 4 15319 54 1865
7 Polish Polski pl 3894 5897 68669 1 4422 14 0
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3623 11443 119592 5 6631 23 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3459 6685 113603 2 6414 22 0
10 Spanish Español es 2247 8212 129885 6 10223 41 0
11 Hebrew עברית he 2088 16011 154511 1 2763 16 110
12 Chinese 中文 zh 1871 9758 74510 4 4162 23 64
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1673 3281 35390 0 22 -1 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1597 3487 33794 1 2719 12 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1501 10419 79095 3 5521 11 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1287 2386 20540 1 1774 15 1
17 Romanian Română ro 932 2478 18737 0 1375 9 2
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 613 1604 16394 0 2255 12 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
94 028 356 039 6 033 538 105 2 288 028 3 817

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.