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Using abbreviations is encouraged.<br />  
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Using abbreviations is encouraged in [[listing]]s.<br />  
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent.
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These abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
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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 [[Wikitravel:Plunge forward|plunging forward]] and writing the World's most complete, up-to-date and accurate free Travel Guide!
  
 
<small>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 its an abbreviation!</small>
 
<small>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 its an abbreviation!</small>
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
 
*Building: '''Bldg'''
 
*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
 
*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
 
==Contact==
 
* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
 
 
==Countries==
 
In line with our ''Brevity is Best'' philosophy, most country abbreviations do not include full stops or periods:
 
* ''United States of America'' should be abbreviated as '''US''' without periods, not U.S.A. or U.S.
 
* ''United Kingdom'' should be abbreviated as '''UK''' without periods, not U.K. (and not G.B. or GB, which is not coterminous with the UK)
 
  
 
==Currencies==
 
==Currencies==
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==Dates and times==
 
==Dates and times==
 
See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
 
See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
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==Facilities==
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* Air conditioning: '''air-con'''
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* '''Wi-Fi''' is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)
  
 
==Streets and roads==
 
==Streets and roads==
*Street: '''St'''
 
 
*Avenue: '''Ave'''
 
*Avenue: '''Ave'''
*Drive: '''Dr'''
 
*Court: '''Ct'''
 
*Road; '''Rd'''
 
 
*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
 
*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
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*Crescent: '''Cres'''
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*Drive: '''Dr'''
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*Expressway: '''Expy'''
 
*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
 
*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
 
*Highway: '''Hwy'''
 
*Highway: '''Hwy'''
*Expressway: '''Expwy'''
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*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)
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*Junction: '''Jct'''
 
*Lane: '''Ln'''
 
*Lane: '''Ln'''
*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia and Malaysia)
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*Mount: '''Mt'''
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*Mountain: '''Mtn'''
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*Parkway: '''Pkwy'''
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*Place: '''Pl'''
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*Road: '''Rd'''
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*Route: '''Rte'''
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*Street: '''St'''
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*Square: '''Sq'''
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*Turnpike: '''Tpke'''
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===US routes===
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Numbered highways in the US are abbreviated as follows:
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*Interstates: I-80
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*National highways: US-395
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*State highways: CA-49
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*For country routes or other smaller roads, spell them out completely.
  
 
==Measurements==
 
==Measurements==
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* hour or hours: '''hr'''
 
* hour or hours: '''hr'''
 
* minutes: '''min'''
 
* minutes: '''min'''
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 12:30, 1 February 2013

Using abbreviations is encouraged in listings.
These abbreviations should be uniform and consistent and generally should not include full stops or periods.

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 its an abbreviation!

Contents

Buildings

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

Currencies

See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats

Facilities

  • Air conditioning: air-con
  • Wi-Fi is used for wireless internet using access points (hotspots)

Streets and roads

  • 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

US routes

Numbered highways in the US are 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

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