Wikipedia:Vital articles

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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 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.

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.

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. Please refer to Wikipedia:Vital articles for the example of summary table.

Last updated by – Zar2gar1 (talk) 03:00, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Total 998 articles.

Class Articles
C-Class article C 399
Former featured article FFA 72
Good article GA 128
B-Class article B 373
Delisted good article DGA 78
Featured article FA 83
Failed good article nominee FGAN 109
A-Class article A 1
Failed featured article candidate FFAC 3
Start-Class article Start 15
Failed featured list candidate FFLC 1

Current total (998 articles)

People (127 articles)

History (80 articles)

Geography (100 articles)

Arts (43 articles)

Philosophy and religion (55 articles)

Everyday life (57 articles)

Society and social sciences (147 articles)

Health, medicine and disease (39 articles)

Science (199 articles)

Technology (99 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.