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The introductions of the country, dependency and region entries are in the native languages and in English. The other introductions are in English.

This page gives an overview of the templates used to have a common layout for the Atlas. This series consists out of the following templates:

Contents

To create the layoutEdit

Template:Atlas0Edit

This template creates the top and the left box in each entry and should not be used independently from the following templates in this section. syntax:

{{Atlas0}}

Template:AtlasTOCEdit

This template is usded to add a content box and is included in the following templates in this section. syntax:

{{AtlasTOC}}

Template:Atlas-countryEdit

This template creates the layout for all country entries in the atlas.

{{Atlas-country
|short name   = 
|native       = 
|long name    = 
|map          = 
|location     = 
|status       = 
|capital      = 
|population   = 
|surface      = 
|language     = 
|religion     = 
|intro        = 
}}

You can add:

|flag         = 
|index        =     if different name for index
|the          =     as part of country name
|dependencies = 
|thumb        = 

Template:Atlas-dependencyEdit

This template creates the layout for all dependency entries in the atlas.

{{Atlas-dependency
|short name   = 
|native       = 
|long name    = 
|map          = 
|location     = 
|status       = 
|capital      = 
|population   = 
|surface      = 
|language     = 
|religion     = 
|intro        = 
}}

You can add

|flag         = 
|index        =     if different name for index
|the          =     as part of country name
|thumb        = 

Template:Atlas-regionEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for regions of countries entries in the Atlas.

{{Atlas-region
|flag         = 
|short name   = 
|native       = 
|long name    =     delete when not available
|map          = 
|location     = 
|status       = 
|capital      = 
|population   = 
|surface      = 
|language     = 
|religion     = 
|country-the  = 
|country      = 
|intro        = 
}}
{{general-maps|country=}}
{{atlas-end}}
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[[Category:]]
[[Category:Atlas entries in progress fase 9]]

You can add:

|the          =     as part of region name
|country-the  =     as part of region name
|thumb        =     

Template:Atlas-oldcountryEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for the country and territory entries in the Atlas.

{{Atlas-oldcountry
|flag      = 
|the       = 
|short name= 
|native    = - 
|long name =     delete when not available
|map       = 
|location  = 
|period    = Between 
|capital   = 
|language  = 
|religion  = 
|intro     = 
}}

Template:Atlas-continentEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for the continent entries in the Atlas.

{{Atlas-continent
|name      = 
|map       = 
|population= 
|surface   = 
|intro     = 
}}

Template:Atlas-introEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for other entries.

{{Atlas-continent
| text  = description text preferably in a local official or major language of the described area
| text2 = one or more invokations of {{Extra-intro}} (see below) (optional)
}}

Template:Extra-introEdit

This template creates an extra row in an introduction table. This should be placed after the status or period row.

{{Extra-intro|language|text
}}

Note: for better compatibility and layout, as well as for allowing language links at top of pages to work correctly, the implicitly numbered parameter should be replaced with the following syntax:

{{Extra-intro
| lang=language-code
| text=text
}}

where the text can contain any formatting (including equal signs), and the language name parameter is replaced by the specification of the language code (the compatible codes are those supported by wikimedia projects with the {{#language:language-code}} parser function, used throughout Commons for generating internationalized image descriptions with {{Description}}).

The right-to-left text direction is handled automatically by this template when using the supported language codes (for now: ar, dv, he, fa, ur, yi).

Template:Extra-leftEdit

This template creates an extra row in an introduction table with the alignment to the right, to be used for languages with the arabic of hebrew script. This should be placed after the status or period row.

{{Extra-left|<language>|<text>
}}

Note: This template is deprecated. It is similar to the preceding Template:Extra-intro, except that it handles right-to-left languages: the previous template can now also be used with its newer syntax (with the lang and text named parameters, where lang=language-code instead of specifying the language name). The text direction is handled automatically by that template when using the supported language codes.

Template:Atlas-endEdit

This template adds a content and notes and references section to each entry.

{{Atlas-end}}

Section titlesEdit

Template:General-mapsEdit

{{general-maps}}

Template:Region-mapsEdit

{{region-maps}}

Template:HistoryEdit

{{history}}

Template:History-oldEdit

{{history-old}}

Template:Old-mapsEdit

{{old-maps}}

Template:Other-mapsEdit

{{other-maps}}

or to give the section another title

{{other-maps|<alternative title>}}

Template:Satellite-mapsEdit

{{Satellite-maps}}

Linking templatesEdit

Template:AtpEdit

This template adds a link to an atlas entry:

{{Atp|Entry Name}}

or when the link should be to another entry:

{{Atp|Entry Name|Other entry Name}}

Template:LinkEdit

This template adds a link to an entry in wikipedia For English:

{{Link|Name entry}}

For a link in another language edition:

{{Link|Name entry|language-code}}

Map templatesEdit

Template:LefEdit

This template is used in each of the following templates and should not be used separately.

Template:LeftEdit

This template is used to add a map with explanation:

{{Left|Image:image-name.ext|text}}

or to give a smaller map:

{{Left|Image:image-name.ext|text|horizontalSizepx}}

Template:Left2Edit

This template is used to add 2 maps with one explanation:

{{Left2|Image:image-name.ext|text|Image:image-name-2.ext}}

Template:Left3Edit

This template is used to add 3 maps with one explanation:

{{Left3|Image:image-name.ext|text|Image:image-name-2.ext|Image:image-name-3.ext}}

Template:LeftlegendEdit

This template is used to add a map with explanation, but with a legend inside (do not forget the second line):

{{Leftlegend|Image:image-name.ext}}text
|}

or the give a smaller map:

{{Leftlegend|Image:image-name.ext|horizontalSizepx}}text
|}

Template:Left-emptyEdit

This template is used to add a text without any map:

{{Left-empty|text}}

Note: Template:Left0 is a (redirected) alias for exactly the same template.

Template:Left-boxEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for a former country-box inside a country entry in the Atlas.

{{Left-box
|short name= 
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = 
|flag      = 
|native    = ( )
|extra     = 
}}

Template:Left-box-linkEdit

This template is used to have a common layout for a former country-box inside a country entry in the Atlas.

{{Left-box-link
|short name= 
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = 
|flag      = 
|moremaps  = 
|the       = the
|tag       = #
|extra     = #
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= Roman Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|flag      = SPQRomani.svg
|the       = the
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= (East) Roman Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = Byzantine Empire
|flag      = Flag of the Byzantine Empire.svg 
|moremaps  = Byzantine Empire
|the       = the
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= French Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|flag      = Flag of France.svg
|moremaps  = France
|tag       = #Revolution and expansion
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= Frankish Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|the       = the
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= German Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|flag      = Flag of the German Empire.svg
|moremaps  = Germany
|tag       = #German Empire
}}
{{Left-box-link
|short name= (Great) German Empire
|period    = 
|text      = 
|link      = Nazi Germany
|flag      = Flag of Germany 1933.svg
|moremaps  = Atlas of Germany
|tag       = #Nazi Germany
}}

Template:List-flags-mapsEdit

This template is used to add a country to a list with a reference to maps in a atlas entry

{{List-flags-maps
|short name= 
|long  name= 
|flag      = 
|period    = , 
|text      =  - 
|link      = 
|moremaps  = 
|tag       = #
|extra     = 
}}

Template:List-flagsEdit

This template is used to add a country to a list without a reference to maps.

{{List-flags
|short name= 
|long name = 
|link      = 
|period    = , 
|text      =  - 
|extra     = 
}}

Other templates usedEdit

The atlas uses the following templates too:


Notes and referencesEdit

General remarks:

  • The WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Atlas of the World is an organized and commented collection of geographical, political and historical maps available at Wikimedia Commons. The main page is therefore the portal to maps and cartography on Wikimedia. That page contains links to entries by country, continent and by topic as well as general notes and references.
  • Every entry has an introduction section in English. If other languages are native and/or official in an entity, introductions in other languages are added in separate sections. The text of the introduction(s) is based on the content of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. For sources of the introduction see therefore the Wikipedia entries linked to. The same goes for the texts in the history sections.
  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.

Entries available in the atlasEdit

General pages
Atlas • Historical atlas • Index of the Atlas • Names in native languages

The world and its continents and oceans
Quick reference • Historical maps of the world • Old maps
Physical and topographical • Political • Geological • People • Time and time zones • Projections of the globe
Africa • North and South America • Antarctica • Asia • Europe

(History, European Union) • Oceania • Oceans

Themes
Administrative divisions • International organizations • Languages • Religions

Historical eras
Prehistory • Antiquity • Middle Ages • Rise of Islam • Early Modern Age • Early American Societies • Early Asian Societies • Age of Renaissance • Colonialism • Stielers Handatlas 1891 • 20th Century • World War I • World War II

Entities with undisputed sovereign status
Afghanistan • Albania • Algeria • Andorra • Angola • Antigua and Barbuda • Argentina • Armenia • Australia • Austria • Azerbaijan • Bahamas • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Barbados • Belarus • Belgium • Belize • Benin • Bhutan • Bolivia • Bosnia and Herzegovina • Botswana • Brazil • Brunei • Bulgaria • Burkina Faso • Burundi • Cambodia • Cameroon • Canada • Cape Verde • Central African Republic • Chad • Chile • China • Colombia • Comoros • Congo (Democratic Republic) • Congo (Republic) • Costa Rica • Côte d’Ivoire • Croatia • Cuba • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Djibouti • Dominica • Dominican Republic • East Timor • Ecuador • Egypt • El Salvador • Equatorial Guinea • Eritrea • Estonia • Ethiopia • Fiji • Finland • France • Gabon • Gambia • Georgia • Germany • Ghana • Greece • Grenada • Guatemala • Guinea • Guinea-Bissau • Guyana • Haiti • Honduras • Hungary • Iceland • India • Indonesia • Iran • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Jordan • Kazakhstan • Kenya • Kiribati • Korea (Democratic People’s Republic) • Korea (Republic) • Kuwait • Kyrgyzstan • Laos • Latvia • Lebanon • Lesotho • Liberia • Libya • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Macedonia (Republic) • Madagascar • Malawi • Malaysia • Maldives • Mali • Malta • Marshall Islands • Mauritania • Mauritius • Mexico • Micronesia (Federated States) • Moldova • Monaco • Mongolia • Montenegro • Morocco • Mozambique • Myanmar • Namibia • Nauru • Nepal • The Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Niger • Nigeria • Norway • Oman • Pakistan • Palau • Panama • Papua New Guinea • Paraguay • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Romania • Russia • Rwanda • Saint Kitts and Nevis • Saint Lucia • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Samoa • San Marino • São Tomé and Príncipe • Saudi Arabia • Senegal • Serbia • Seychelles • Sierra Leone • Singapore • Slovakia • Slovenia • Solomon Islands • Somalia • South Africa • South Sudan • Spain • Sri Lanka • Sudan • Suriname • Swaziland • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • Tajikistan • Tanzania • Thailand • Togo • Tonga • Trinidad and Tobago • Tunisia • Turkey • Turkmenistan • Tuvalu • Uganda • Ukraine • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States • Uruguay • Uzbekistan • Vanuatu • Vatican City • Venezuela • Vietnam • Yemen • Zambia • Zimbabwe

Entities with disputed sovereign status
Abkhazia • Artsakh • China (Republic)/Taiwan • Kosovo • Northern Cyprus • Palestine • Somaliland • South Ossetia • Tatarstan • Transnistria • Western Sahara

Dependencies and other overseas territories
Akrotiri and Dhekelia • Åland • American Samoa • Anguilla • Aruba • Ascension Island • Ashmore and Cartier Islands • Baker Island • Bermuda • Bouvet Island • British Indian Ocean Territory • British Virgin Islands • Cayman Islands • Christmas Island • Clipperton Island • Cocos (Keeling) Islands • Cook Islands • Coral Sea Islands • Curaçao • Faroe Islands • French Guiana • French Polynesia • French Southern and Antarctic Lands • Gibraltar • Greenland • Guadeloupe • Guam • Guantanamo Bay • Guernsey • Heard Island and McDonald Islands • Hong Kong • Howland Island • Isle of Man • Jan Mayen • Jarvis Island • Jersey • Johnston Atoll • Kingman Reef • Macau • Martinique • Mayotte • Midway Atoll • Montserrat • Navassa Island • New Caledonia • Niue • Norfolk Island • Northern Mariana Islands • Palmyra Atoll • Pitcairn Islands • Puerto Rico • Réunion • Saint Helena • Saint Martin (France) • Saint-Barthélemy • Saint-Pierre and Miquelon • Sint Maarten (Netherlands) • Svalbard • Tokelau • Tristan da Cunha • Turks and Caicos Islands • United States Virgin Islands • Wake Island • Wallis and Futuna

Disputed subnational entities and territories
Bajo Nuevo Bank • Crimea • Falkland Islands • Kurdistan (Syrian) • Kashmir • Paracel Islands • Serranilla Bank South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands • Spratly Islands •

Subnational autonomous entities
Aceh • Adjara • Adygea • Altai • Andalusia • Aosta Valley • Aragon • Asturias • Athos • Azores • Balearic Islands • Bashkortostan • Basque Autonomous Community • Bonaire • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of) • Bougainville • Brussels • Buryatia • Canary Islands • Catalonia • Chechnya • Chuvashia • Corsica • Dagestan • Easter Island • England • Extremadura • Flanders • Friuli-Venezia Giulia • Gagauzia • Galicia • Galápagos Islands • Gilgit–Baltistan • Gorno-Badakhshan • Guangxi • Ingushetia • Inner Mongolia • Kabardino-Balkaria • Kalmykia • Karachay-Cherkessia • Karakalpakstan • Karelia • Khakassia • Komi • Kurdistan (Iraqi) • Madeira • Mari El • Muslim Mindanao • Mordovia • Nakhichevan • Navarre • Nevis • Ningxia • North Ossetia – Alania • Northern Ireland • Nunatsiavut • Quebec • Saba • Sakha • Sardinia • Scotland • Sicily • Sindh • Sint Eustatius • Srpska • Tibet • Tłı̨chǫ • Trentino-Alto Adige • Tuva • Udmurtia • Vojvodina • Wales • Wallonia • Xinjiang • Zanzibar

Other regions
Basque Country • Burzenland • Catalan Countries • Frisia • Kurdistan • Manchuria • Sápmi • Svenskfinland • Székely Land • Transylvania

Former sovereign nations
Austria-Hungary • Byzantine Empire • Caliphate • Czechoslovakia • Frankish Empire • Kingdom of Hawaiʻi • Inca Empire • Iroquois Confederacy • Macedonian Empire • Ottoman Empire • Prussia • Roman Empire • Soviet Union • Republic of Texas • Vermont Republic • Republic of West Florida • Yugoslavia

Former dependencies and overseas territories
Netherlands Antilles

Former disputed territories
Tamil Eelam