Wikipedia:Vital articles

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Vital articles
Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Level 4     Level 5

Vital articles are lists of subjects for which the English Wikipedia should have corresponding featured-class articles. They serve as centralized watchlists to track the status of Wikipedia's most important articles. The very most important articles are in Level 1.

This page constitutes Level 3 of the vital articles list and includes approximately 1,000 articles. All articles from higher levels are also included in lower levels. For example, all 100 subjects on the Level 2 list (shown on this page in bold font) are included here in Level 3. And the Level 2 list also includes the 10 subjects on Level 1 (shown on this page in bold italics). A larger Level 4 list of 10,000 articles also exists, and a Level 5 list of 50,000 articles is in the process of being created.

Articles are labelled as:

These symbols and article counts are updated daily by User:cewbot.

  • The bot only update counter with the pattern "(000 articles)" in section title.
  • All attributes of articles get from corresponding categories.
  • The bot will automatically update the summary table if there are summary table marks.

This list is tailored to the English-language Wikipedia. There is also a list of one thousand articles considered vital to Wikipedias of all languages, as well as Vital Article lists tailored to different Wikipedia languages accessible via the languages sidebar.

Articles should not be added or removed from this list without a consensus on the talk page. For more information on this list and the process for adding or removing articles, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


Last updated by --Thi (talk) 11:03, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Total 1,001 articles.

Class Articles
C-Class article C 403
Former featured article FFA 69
Good article GA 126
B-Class article B 369
Delisted good article DGA 78
Featured article FA 87
Failed good article nominee FGAN 114
Start-Class article Start 18
A-Class article A 1
Failed featured article candidate FFAC 3
Failed featured list candidate FFLC 1

Current total (1,001 articles)

People (129 articles)

History (80 articles)

Geography (98 articles)

Arts (42 articles)

Philosophy and religion (56 articles)

Everyday life (57 articles)

Society and social sciences (149 articles)

Health, medicine and disease (40 articles)

Science (198 articles)

Technology (100 articles)

Mathematics (52 articles)

See also

View counts

Tag cloud of vital articles by number of views over a period 90 days in summer 2014.
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