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 quality status of Wikipedia's most important articles and to give editors guidance on which articles to prioritize for improvement. The 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.

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Last updated by – John M Wolfson (talk • contribs) 02:26, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

Total 999 articles.

Class #Articles
Good article GA 126
B-Class article B 383
Delisted good article DGA 82
C-Class article C 400
Former featured article FFA 74
Featured article FA 74
Start-Class article Start 14
Failed good article nominee FGAN 114
A-Class article A 2
Failed featured article candidate FFAC 3
Symbol question.svg Unassessed 1
Failed featured list candidate FFLC 1

Current total (999 articles)

People (113 articles)

History (83 articles)

Geography (106 articles)

Arts (44 articles)

Philosophy and religion (54 articles)

Everyday life (57 articles)

Society and social sciences (149 articles)

Health, medicine and disease (41 articles)

Science (208 articles)

Technology (99 articles)

Mathematics (45 articles)

See also