Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Territories

WikiProject United States Territories
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Welcome to WikiProject United States Territories. The aim of this project is to bring together editors working on articles related to the current sixteen Territories of the United States with an aim of of improving and expanding all aspects of the territories. Please bear in mind that this project never got the love it deserved, was inactive for a while and is now being revived; so a lot is still being set up here. We will eventually have all the things any other WikiProject has including a full 'to-do list', a rating system and guidelines. This project was founded on 13 November 2015, and revived on 2 January 2021.

This project encompasses the five major territories, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the smaller claimed territories, which are all listed in this project's scope. This project does not, however, include the three associated states (Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau). It has two sister projects: WikiProject British Overseas Territories and WikiProject French Overseas Departments.

Participants edit

Active members edit

To join WikiProject United States Territories, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. JAGUAR  17:26, 13 November 2015 (UTC) - I'll do anything to help the project.Reply[reply]
  2. Alex the Nerd I only know how to google so I can do just about anything for the project, given enough time.
  3. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 21:17:35, 28 July 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.Reply[reply]

Former members edit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Peter K Burian

Member identification edit

Members of WikiProject United States Territories should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject United States Territories participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject United States Territories participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WP United States Territories}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP United States Territories|invite}} linked pages

For other United States Territories user templates, see Category:United States Territories user templates.

Notable articles edit

Major territories edit

Smaller territories edit

Importance criteria edit

Below is the importance criteria for WikiProject United States Territories. Articles tagged with {{WikiProject United States Territories}} should be assessed for the project. The importance of an article varies on the importance of itself to be tagged with a High, Mid or Low importance.

Need: A measure of a subject's importance, regardless of its quality
Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopedia.
High Subject is exceptionally important.
Mid Subject contributes a depth of knowledge.
Low Subject fills in important details.
NA Subject importance is not applicable.


Top All territories should be listed as top importance, as well as the United States Territories article itself. Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
High Large settlements and places of interest in any territory, as well as notable battles and articles on important aspects of history. San Juan, Nassau, Charlotte Amalie
Mid Smaller settlements and areas, including schools, military bases and dockyards as well as articles on less important aspects of history. Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, Palmyra Atoll
Low Everything else, generally only important to a smaller number of people, including things that pertain to the territories but are of minimal relevance or importance. Telecommunications in the United States Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Fish Bay

Current status edit

Current status edit

Below is a bot generated table stats are generated automatically every 2-3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering United States Territories into the box here.

This log shows new and changed assessments, and is updated by a bot every few days.

To-Do List edit

  • Assess all unassessed pages
  • Determine criteria for inclusion to the project, all relevant to territories or just to territory-hood
  • Improve the Importance scale
  • Improve the Project Page
  • Create a portal

Article alerts edit

Redirects for discussion