Wikivoyage:Brazil Expedition

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There are currently 612 Brazil articles.
Brazil(5 C, 6 P)
Central West (Brazil)(4 C, 4 P)
North (Brazil)(7 C, 7 P)
Northeast (Brazil)(9 C, 9 P)
South (Brazil)(3 C, 3 P)
Southeast (Brazil)(4 C, 7 P)

The Brazil Expedition is a Wikivoyage Expedition to promote and coordinate collaboration to improve Wikivoyage's articles pertaining to Brazil. If you'd like to join the effort, please add your signature to the bottom of the page!

RationaleEdit

Brazil is an enormous country, bigger than the continental US and taking up almost exactly half of South America, with a wide range of climates, cultures, cities, nature, attractions, and activities. The country received a record 5.5 million international tourists in 2011 and hosted the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics of 2016.

Our current coverage of Brazil needs a great deal of attention; currently there are no state/region articles above outline status, only 5 guide-status articles, and not a single star. This Expedition exists to clarify exactly what needs to be done in pursuit of our goals for articles related to Brazil, identify avenues for potential collaboration, and generate enthusiasm towards achieving our goals.

GoalsEdit

The current long-term goals of this expedition are:

  • to prepare our coverage of major tourist areas in Brazil, bringing them up to guide status
  • to bring all state articles up to usable status and improve their subregional organizations
  • get our first Brazilian star article, and our second, third, fourth...

Current prioritiesEdit

To get started we should:

  • bring the 9 usable World Cup/Olympics host cities up to guide status, and recheck the status of the 3 already given guide status
  • create a World Cup 2014 article similar to the World Cup 2010 article, to help those planning their trip to get organized
  • bring the most important secondary destinations (those in bold in the Destinations section) to at least usable status

ReferencesEdit

These references may help you in researching new content for our Brazil articles.

  • Wikivoyage Portuguese - The most obvious reference, pt: has many articles which are better developed than what we have. These are marked in the trackers below with the   symbol. Even if you don't know Portuguese, you can probably understand at least the names and contact details of attraction, activity, restaurant, and hotel listings that have been recommended there, which is in many cases more than we have here, and which can serve as starting points for further research.
  • EMBRATUR - Ministry of Tourism site in English [1] and Portuguese [2].
  • Turismo Brasil [3] - Another government tourism site, this one only in Portuguese.
  • KeKanto [4], Apontador [5] and GuiaMais [6] - Review sites for hotels, restaurants, attractions, etc. (all in Portuguese)

Article status chartsEdit

Legend
 

Star

Guide

Usable

Outline

Stub

No article

 

2014 World Cup venue

 

2016 Olympic venue

 

article on pt: has a significant amount of info that can be translated

This is the article status tracker for important tourist destinations of Brazil. These lists by no means represent all the articles we currently have or should have in the future, but serve as a tracking mechanism for the most important regional hubs of the country and the popular tourist destinations associated with them.

If you have upgraded an article's status and need to change the tracker color, edit this section, find the line which contains the destination name, and change the color to: "Red" for no article, "OrangeRed" for a stub, "Orange" for an outline, "Yellow" for a usable article, "PaleGreen" for a guide and, hopefully one of these days, "LimeGreen" for a star.

Cities and parksEdit

The twelve hub destinations which will host the 2014 World Cup and/or 2016 Summer Olympics represent most of the major destinations of the country. They are each listed together with the secondary destinations most likely to be visited in conjunction with a trip there. Secondary destinations in bold are considered to be of special importance. Below the twelve destinations, there is a list of a other important destinations of interest which are a bit further from the 12 hub destinations, but which any good Brazil guide should have a good article for. Here, again, those in bold are considered to be of special importance.

   Belo Horizonte
Congonhas
Diamantina
Mariana
Ouro Branco
Ouro Preto
São João del Rei
São Thomé das Letras
Serra da Canastra National Park
Serro
Sete Lagoas
Tiradentes
   Brasilia
Alto Paraíso de Goiás
Caldas Novas
Cavalcante
Chapada dos Veadeiros
Goiás (city)
Formosa (Brazil)
Goiânia
Pirenópolis
Cuiabá
Alta Floresta
Barra do Garças
Cáceres (Mato Grosso)
Chapada dos Guimarães
Pantanal
Rondonópolis
Tangará da Serra
Curitiba
Antonina
Foz do Iguaçu
Guaraqueçaba
Guaratuba
Iguaçu Falls
Iguaçu National Park
Ilha do Mel
Londrina
Matinhos
Morretes
Paranaguá
Pontal do Paraná
Fortaleza
Aquiraz
Aracati
Canoa Quebrada
Camocim
Caucaia
Cumbuco
Iguape
Jericoacoara
Juazeiro do Norte
Paracuru
Porto das Dunas
Prainha
Ubajara
Manaus
Amazônia
Amazônia National Park
Anavilhanas
Iranduba
Jau National Park
Juma
Mamirauá
Mamori
Manacapuru
Maués
Parintins
Praia do Tupé
Presidente Figueiredo
Tupana
Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira
Natal
Baía Formosa
Canguaretama
Ceará-Mirim
Extremoz
Genipabu
Mossoró
Nísia Floresta
Parnamirim
Tibau
Tibau do Sul
Porto Alegre
Canela
Caxias do Sul
Gramado
Rio Grande
São Miguel das Missões
Santa Cruz do Sul
Santa Maria
Uruguaiana
Recife
Cabo de Santo Agostinho
Camaragibe
Caruaru
Igarassu
Itamaracá
Itapissuma
Lagoa do Carro
Nova Jerusalém
Olinda
Porto de Galinhas
São Benedito do Sul
Tracunhaém
   Rio de Janeiro
Centro
Zona Sul
Zona Oeste
   Zona Norte
Angra dos Reis
Armação dos Búzios
Arraial do Cabo
Cabo Frio
Ilha Grande
Mangaratiba
Niterói
Paquetá
Paraty
Petrópolis
Resende
Serra dos Órgãos
Teresópolis
Trindade
   Salvador
Abrolhos
Arraial d'Ajuda
Boipeba
Caraíva
Chapada Diamantina National Park
Ilheus
Itaparica
Lençóis
Morro de São Paulo
Porto Seguro
Praia do Forte
Trancoso
   São Paulo
Downtown
West
South Central
Southeast
Northeast
Far South
   Far East
Águas de Lindóia
Bertioga
Campinas
Campos do Jordão
Cananéia
Caraguatatuba
Guarujá
Ilhabela
Indaiatuba
Jundiaí
Paranapiacaba
Peruíbe
Pindamonhangaba
Ubatuba
São Sebastião
São José dos Campos
Santos
Other destinations of interest
Aracaju
Balneário Camboriú
Belém
Blumenau
Boa Vista
Bonito
Campo Grande
Corumbá
Fernando de Noronha
Florianópolis
Garopaba
Guarapari
Ilha do Marajó
Itatiaia National Park
João Pessoa
Joinville
Lençóis Maranhenses
Macapá
Maceió
Natividade
Palmas
Porto Velho
Rio Branco
São Luís
Serra da Bocaina National Park
Serra da Capivara National Park
Teresina
Vitória

Regions and routesEdit

All region and state articles are currently at outline status, with few maps and only eight states properly organized into subdistricts. So far, routebox navigation has been implemented for only two highways.

Central West - has a map
4 Distrito Federal
no map, no subregions
16 Goiás

has a map with subregions defined but no subregion articles

8 Mato Grosso
no map, no subregions
5 Mato Grosso do Sul
no map, 11 suggested but undefined subregions which have not been created yet
North - has a map
2 Acre
no map, no subregions
3 Amapá
no map, no subregions
14 Amazonas
no map, no subregions
13 Pará
no map, no subregions
3 Rondônia
no map, no subregions
2 Roraima
no map, no subregions
4 Tocantins
no map, no subregions
Northeast - has a map
7 Alagoas
no map, no subregions
41 Bahia
has a map, divided into 7 subregion articles
22 Ceará
has a map but no subregion created
26 Maranhão
has map, divided into 5 subregions
5 Paraíba
no map, no subregions
19 Pernambuco
has a map, has one existing subregion article at outline status
7 Piauí
no map, no subregions
12 Rio Grande do Norte
no map, no subregions
3 Sergipe
no map, no subregions
Southeast - has a map
33 Espirito Santo
has a map, is divided into 4 regions
34 Minas Gerais
has a map, divided into 9 subregions
61 Rio de Janeiro
has a map, has been divided into 7 subregions
116 São Paulo
has a map showing the 9 subregions clearly defined, has skeletal article for those subregions
South - has a map
50 Rio Grande do Sul
has a map, divided into 7 region articles at outline status
34 Paraná
has a map, is divided into 8 subregions
36 Santa Catarina
has a map, is divided into 6 subregions
Routes implemented
  Complete from the south end through RS, SC, PR, SP, RJ, ES and BA as far north as Valença
  Complete from the south end through RS, SC, PR, SP and RJ as far as Volta Redonda.

Article statistics for BrazilEdit

Note that numbers in the tables are not dynamically calculated and must be manually updated. Last updated on 7 Jan. 2016.

Click on number to get an updated list of pages by status. (Note sometime the link just sits there, usually due to the database updating, come back in 10 minutes.)

Articles by status in Brazil
Type/Status
Matrix
Outline Usable Guide Star Unranked Total (line)
District 2 11 0 0 13
City 363 121 4 0 488
Airport 0 0 0 0 0
Park 22 1 0 0 23
Dive guide 0 0 0 0 0
Region 95 1 0 0 1 97
Total 482 134 4 0 1 624


Articles needing a little work to get to usable.
Outline cities sleep eat see do check
needs only 10 27 15 40 38
has no 250 302 165 131 101

Remember a reasonable Get In section, as well as listings, is needed to make usable.

Expedition membersEdit