Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4

Vital articles

Vital articles on Wikipedia are written about important topics, organized into five list levels in decreasing importance: 1 (10 articles), 2 (100 articles), 3 (1000 articles), 4 (10,000 articles) and 5 (50,000 articles). An article at the top level also belongs to the lower levels. The articles are organized into groups of topics, with lower levels having more granular subdivisions. The lists serve as guidance to prioritize improvement of important articles and for monitoring their quality. Articles here should only be changed after discussion at the talk page.

Because of its size, Vital articles Level 4 has been split into eleven sublists. As of November 4, 2022, this list includes 10,012 individual articles. Please make sure items added into the Level 4 list also have been added to the Level 5 list once and only once.

The level 4 Vital Articles list is monitored by the WikiProject Vital Articles. Other broad-topic article lists for different Wikipedia languages are accessible via the language sidebar or button. A more detailed explanation on the purpose, mechanisms and history of the Vital Articles list can be found at its FAQ page.

  • 0.1% List-Class
  • 16.5% Start-Class
  • 38.8% C-Class
  • 32.7% B-Class
  • 7.6% GA-Class
  • 0.1% A-Class
  • 4.5% FA-Class

Articles are labelled as:

  •   Featured articles
  •   Former featured articles
  •   A-class articles
  •   Good articles
  •   Delisted good articles
  •   Failed good article nominees
  •   B-class articles
  •   C-class articles
  •   Start-class articles
  •   Stub-class articles
  •   List-class articles
  •   Unassessed articles

The progress bar is auto-updated via category count, and the symbols and article counts are updated daily by User:cewbot. Please read the FAQ before modifying the article list.

Sublist Current Target Variance
People 1,990 2,000 -10
History 684 685 -1
Geography 1,204 1,200 4
Arts 673 670 3
Philosophy and religion 438 440 -2
Everyday life 476 475 1
Society and social sciences 926 920 6
Biological and health sciences 1,481 1,485 -4
Physical sciences 1,101 1,100 1
Technology 738 725 13
Mathematics 301 300 1
Total 10,012 10,000 12

Counts updated from subpages by: --LightProof1995 (talk) 02:35, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

See also