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First, an important note for everyone to remember:

A few Wikipedians have gotten together to make some suggestions about how we might organize data in articles about states, counties, cities and towns. These are only suggestions, things to give you focus and to get you going, and you shouldn't feel obligated in the least to follow them. But if you don't know what to write or where to begin, following the below guidelines may be helpful. Mainly, we just want you to write articles!


Table of contents

Title

WikiProject Cities

Scope

This WikiProject aims primarily to provide information and a consistent format for cities of the world.

Parentage

The parent of this WikiProject is the WikiProject Countries.

Descendant Wikiprojects

No descendant wikiprojects have been defined.

Similar Wikiprojects

Similar projects include WikiProject U.S. States and WikiProject U.S. Counties.

Participants

Structure

Each city shall be called by the common name of the city, e.g. Jackson, Mississippi, Des Moines, Iowa, New York, New York. All other possible common names for the city should re-direct to the main city entry. Ideally, it should be that every city has an entry titled in the CITY NAME, STATE NAME manner. New York City, for example, or other such instances should at least be in some way associated to a CITY NAME, STATE NAME entry so that a common linking standard can be maintained. (The proliferation of New York City entries shows, I think, the need for a naming standard specific to cities). In the event of a naming conflict (e.g. a township and a borough having the same name), it should be called by its city, county (with the word "County" removed), and state. Also if the location is a township only, you should attach the word "Township" to its name. (Example: [[Manor Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]]). A template article can be found at the bottom of this page. The article on each U.S. city shall include the following information:
NOTE: Please only create these headings when there is more than a couple of sentences worth of informaiton for an area. There is no need at all for an "introduction" heading.
NOTE: Where possible use both metric and english measurements. Metric measurements should be used if only one is available because of its global use.

After an introduction, the rest of the article should consist of a few short paragraphs. These paragraphs should give an outline of the history/politics/etc. of the city and link to a full article on them. If any section becomes too detailed, it should be split off into a separate article with more detail as follows:

The heading should look like:

== Geography ==
''Main article: [[Geography of Chicago, Illinois]]''

A notice should be placed on each temp page that should read:

''This temporary page is being used to expand and convert the article [[_]] over to the new format agreed to at [[WikiProject Cities]]. Please feel free to add or edit anything on this page to help in the conversion process.''

Don't forget to replace the "_" with the name of the article being converted.

  • introduction:
  • History
    • major historical events that occurred in city
  • Law/Government
    • Mayor or City Executive-- current, previous executives
    • representative body?
  • Geography
    • Physical geography (area, unique features)
    • Major Parks
  • Economy
    • Major industries/products
    • taxes
  • Demographics
    • city population
    • racial/ethnic makeup
    • religious makeup
  • Sites of Interest
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Sports Teams
  • Notable Natives
  • (Miscellaneous topics and similar lists)
  • External Links

Hierarchy definition

City grouping has not been defined.

General Strategy and Discussion forum

References Geographic references


Template for a U.S. City Don't forget to replace the "_" with the name of the article being converted. For the table, replace the X's with the proper information.
This temporary page is being used to expand and convert the article _ over to the new format agreed to at WikiProject Cities. Please feel free to add or edit anything on this page to help in the conversion process.
Definition paragraph.

History Main article: History of _[?]

Law and Government Main article: Law and Government of _[?]

Geography Main article: Geography of _[?]

Economy Main article: Economy of _[?]

Demographics Main article: Demographics of _[?]

Sites of Interest

Colleges and Universities

Sports Teams

Notable Natives

(Miscellaneous topics and similar lists)

External Links



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