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("ct" for Court is not widely understood outside the US, by contrast "Sq" (and the others I've just introduced) is)
(We don't necessarily want to have abbreviations in article prose, do we? That should be left to individual editors, shouldn't it?)
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Using abbreviations is encouraged.<br />  
Using abbreviations is encouraged in [[listing]]s.<br />  
These abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
These abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.

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!



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


See: Wikitravel:Currency

Dates and times

See: Wikitravel:Time and date formats


  • 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.


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



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