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Military test site infobox[edit]

Template:Infobox Military Test Site

A military test site infobox may be used to summarize information about a single military test site, such as a weapons range or nuclear test site. The infobox should be added using the {{infobox military test site}} template, as shown below:

{{infobox military test site

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

  • name – the formal name of the site.
  • imageoptional – an image of the site. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • mapoptional – a map showing the location the site. The map may be given as a raw image; alternately, {{superimpose}} can be used in this field to generate a compound map.
  • map_captionoptional – the text to be placed below the map.
  • type – the type of site.
  • coordinates – the location of the site, given as a coordinate pair by using {{coord}}.
  • nearest_townoptional – in cases where the location is given as a coordinate pair, the town nearest to the memorial.
  • countryoptional – the country in which the site is located, if not obvious from the other location fields.
  • areaoptional – the total area of the site.
  • operator – the country or other body responsible for operating the site.
  • status – the current status of the site.
  • dates – the period during which the site was in use; Use {{Start date}} for the first.
  • remediationoptional – the remediation status of the site, if any.
  • subcritical_testsoptional – for a nuclear test site, the number of subcritical tests conducted; if this is only a few tests, a full list may be given.
  • nuclear_testsoptional – for a nuclear test site, the number of nuclear tests conducted; if this is only a few tests, a full list may be given.
  • thermonuclear_testsoptional – for a nuclear test site, the number of thermonuclear tests conducted; if this is only a few tests, a full list may be given.
  • other_testsoptional – any other tests conducted at the site. If this is only a few tests, a full list may be given; otherwise, an overall count or general description is preferred.


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.


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