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Abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
 
Abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
  
To indicate ''approximately'', use the un-italicized abbreviation "c. " (followed by a space) rather than ''circa'', ''ca.'', or  ''approx.''<br />
 
 
In prose, do ''not'' use an ampersand (&) instead of spelling out "and" in full.  
 
In prose, do ''not'' use an ampersand (&) instead of spelling out "and" in full.  
  

Revision as of 18:50, 1 March 2013

In the body text of articles, the first occurrence of a term to be abbreviated should be spelt out in full with the abbreviation to be used in the rest of the article following immediately afterwards in parentheses. An exception to this rule are those abbreviations and formats listed at Wikitravel:Currency, Wikitravel:Time and date formats and Wikitravel:Measurements
Abbreviations should be uniform and consistent and generally should not include full stops or periods.

In prose, do not use an ampersand (&) instead of spelling out "and" in full.

Using abbreviations is encouraged in listings.
Editors may want to choose the appropriate abbreviation from those below which are both widely understood and unambiguous. However, don't knock yourself out "correcting" Rt to Rte - there is more important work to be done in plunging forward and writing the World's most complete, up-to-date and accurate free Travel Guide!

Note: The abbreviations below are emboldened for clarity of exposition but, of course, we don't use bold face for abbreviations in Wikitravel articles just because it's an abbreviation!

Contents

Currencies

See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Facilities

  • Air conditioning: air-con
  • Dormitory: dorm
  • Double: dbl
  • Single: sgl
  • Wireless internet using access points (hotspots): Wi-Fi

Geographical

  • North: N
  • East: E
  • South: S
  • West: W

Addresses

  • Avenue: Ave
  • Boulevard: Blvd
  • Crescent: Cres
  • Drive: Dr
  • Expressway: Expy
  • Freeway: Fwy
  • Highway: Hwy
  • Jalan: Jl (Road in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)
  • Junction: Jct
  • Lane: Ln
  • Mount: Mt
  • Mountain: Mtn
  • Parkway: Pkwy
  • Place: Pl
  • Road: Rd
  • Route: Rte
  • Street: St
  • Square: Sq
  • Turnpike: Tpke

Buildings

  • Building: Bldg
  • 1st floor: 1F, 2nd floor: 2F, etc

US routes

Numbered highways in the US may be abbreviated as follows:

  • Interstates: I-80
  • National highways: US-395
  • State highways: CA-49
  • For country routes or other smaller roads, spell them out completely.

Measurements

See: Wikitravel:Measurements

  • kilometre or kilometres: km
  • metre or metres: m
  • centimetre or centimetres: cm
  • mile or miles: mi
  • inch or inches: in
  • Celsius: °C
  • Fahrenheit: °F
  • year or years: yr
  • hour or hours: hr
  • minutes: min

See also

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages