A good article (GA) is an article that meets a core set of editorial standards, the good article criteria, passing through the good article nomination process successfully. They are well-written, contain factually accurate and verifiable information, are broad in coverage, neutral in point of view, stable, and illustrated, where possible, by relevant images with suitable copyright licenses. Good articles do not have to be as comprehensive as featured articles (FA), but they should not omit any major facets of the topic: a comparison of the criteria for good and featured articles describes further differences.
Currently, out of the 6,724,173 articles on Wikipedia, 38,598 are categorized as good articles (about 1 in 175), most of which are listed below. An additional 6,365 are listed as featured articles (about 1 in 1,060) and 4,195 as featured lists (about 1 in 1,610). Because articles are only included in one category, a good article that has been promoted to featured status is removed from the good articles category. Adding good and featured articles and lists together gives a total of 49,158 articles (about 1 in 137). A small plus sign inside a circle () in the top-right corner of an article's page indicates that the article is good.
The process for designating an article as a good article is intentionally straightforward. A significant contributor to an article may nominate it if they believe it meets the good article criteria. An impartial editor may review it from the queue of good article nominations. If it meets the criteria, it is added to the list of good articles below. There are instructions for nominators and reviewers. Similarly, anyone who believes that an article no longer meets the good article criteria may propose to delist it by following the instructions for reassessment.
More good content is available at Wikipedia:Good topics.
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Recently listed good articles: Lollipop Power — Reigning Still — Jean Joseph Marie Amiot — Mario Party 10 — International Day of Yoga — Alexander, Jessica — Hale, Robert (bass-baritone) — 1918 occupation of Međimurje — HD 189733 b — Lycorma meliae — "What Lies Below" (Fringe) — "Fionna and Cake" (episode) — Space Launch System core stage — HMS Saladin (1919) — Carmen Rodríguez (politician)
Random Good Article of the Day: Gerardus Mercator
List of good articles, arranged by topic