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Using abbreviations to symbolize long words or commonly known titles is encouraged. However the abbreviations used should be uniform. This is especially true when it comes to abbreviations for countries.
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{{Shortcut|[[Abbrev.]]}}
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Using abbreviations is encouraged in [[listing]]s.<br />
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These abbreviations should be '''uniform and consistent''' and generally should not include full stops or periods.
  
=Country abbreviations=
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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!
  
Some country abbreviations include periods while others do not.
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<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>
  
==Include periods==
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==Buildings==
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*Building: '''Bldg'''
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*1st floor: '''1F''', 2nd floor: '''2F''', etc
  
United States of America - Always abbreviated as U.S. Never use U.S.A. or US.<br>
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==Currencies==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Currency]]
  
==Exclude periods==
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==Dates and times==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Time and date formats]]
  
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Always abbreviate as UK. Never use U.K. or GB.
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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)
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==Streets and roads==
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*Avenue: '''Ave'''
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*Boulevard: '''Blvd'''
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*Crescent: '''Cres'''
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*Drive: '''Dr'''
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*Expressway: '''Expy'''
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*Freeway: '''Fwy'''
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*Highway: '''Hwy'''
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*Jalan: '''Jl''' (Road in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)
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*Junction: '''Jct'''
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*Lane: '''Ln'''
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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.
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==Measurements==
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See: [[Wikitravel:Measurements]]
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* kilometre or kilometres: '''km'''
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* metre or metres: '''m'''
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* centimetre or centimetres: '''cm'''
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* mile or miles: '''mi'''
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* inch or inches: '''in'''
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* Celsius: '''°C'''
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* Fahrenheit: '''°F'''
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* year or years: '''yr'''
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* hour or hours: '''hr'''
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* minutes: '''min'''
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==See also==
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*[[Wikitravel:Spelling]]
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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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