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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, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 26724 124501 2828820 57 1737822 486 838
2 German Deutsch de 14550 54852 822323 13 16664 181 627
3 Persian فارسی fa 7157 13335 61084 3 2600 38 0
4 French Français fr 5605 17891 277080 6 13138 71 32
5 Italian Italiano it 5304 24721 418826 6 11703 74 0
6 Dutch Nederlands nl 3549 11233 112448 5 5894 30 0
7 Russian Русский ru 3403 9852 150141 5 10624 66 222
8 Portuguese Português pt 3389 6524 110004 2 4221 29 0
9 Polish Polski pl 3197 4959 61894 3 3480 33 0
10 Hebrew עברית he 2144 14717 123177 0 1994 27 91
11 Spanish Español es 1883 7469 116237 8 7765 44 0
12 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1595 3347 32632 1 1967 16 0
13 Swedish Svenska sv 1492 10334 73277 5 5031 14 0
14 Chinese 中文 zh 1258 7947 60512 4 2629 31 45
15 Romanian Română ro 740 2054 16664 0 1105 15 2
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 698 1310 10214 1 1316 10 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 488 1384 14624 1 1687 13 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Images
83 176 316 430 5 289 957 120 1 829 640 1 862

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.