Wikipedia:Vital articles/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 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 offers a currently incomplete list of 50,000 subjects for which the English Wikipedia should ultimately have featured-class articles.

This list is in the process of being created. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you see an article that you think should be included in an incomplete section, then you may add it to the list. If you are unsure, then you can propose it on the talk page. Please do not remove articles which have some reasonable chance of staying here upon completion. If something was added which seems obviously not able to stand as one of the 50,000 then you can remove it, with discussion if contested, always assuming good faith. Mass deletes of articles should always be preceded by discussion. Additions AND removals to sections that are complete or nearly complete should be discussed. Sections that are at 98% or more of their capacity have been tagged as "complete" below.

This list is tailored to the English-language Wikipedia. There are also Vital Article lists tailored to different Wikipedia languages accessible via the languages sidebar.

Because of its size, Vital articles Level 5 has been split into many sublists. If you spot a duplicate listing, please remove one of them; if you aren't sure in which section a topic belongs, please initiate a discussion on the talk page.

Please do not duplicate items on same level of the list.

List of articles rated top/high importance in each individual wikiprojects can be an useful accompany to this list.

Articles that have already become FA in other language Wikipedia editions is also a useful reference on what articles might be a good idea to expand into FA in English Wikipedia.

Articles are labelled as:

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

As of April 14, 2022 this list includes 48,619 individual articles.

List No. Section Latest count Target number Complete?
1 People 15,580 15,000 Yes
1.1    Writers and journalists 2,121 2,000 Yes
1.2    Artists, musicians, and composers 2,311 2,300 Yes
1.3    Entertainers, directors, producers, and screenwriters 2,343 2,100 Yes
1.4    Philosophers, historians, and social scientists 1,334 1,300 Yes
1.5    Religious figures 500 500 Yes
1.6    Politicians and leaders 2,452 2,300 Yes
1.7    Military personnel, revolutionaries, and activists 1,012 1,000 Yes
1.8    Scientists, inventors, and mathematicians 1,110 1,100 Yes
1.9    Sports figures 1,210 1,200 Yes
1.10    Miscellaneous 1,187 1,200 Yes
2 History 2,985 3,300 No
3 Geography 5,333 5,300 Yes
3.1    Physical geography 1,906 1,900 Yes
3.2    Countries and subdivisions 1,395 1,400 Yes
3.3    Cities 2,032 2,000 Yes
4 Arts 3,315 3,300 Yes
5 Philosophy and religion 1,414 1,400 Yes
6 Everyday life 2,423 2,350 Yes
6.0    Everyday life 1,191 1,200 Yes
6.1    Sports, games and recreation 1,232 1,150 Yes
7 Society and social sciences 4,269 4,000 Yes
7.1    Social studies 356 530 No
7.2    Politic and economic 1,836 1,820 Yes
7.3    Culture 2,077 1,650 Yes
8 Biological and health sciences 4,704 6,400 No
8.1    Biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology 900 1,600 No
8.2    Animals 2,401 2,400 Yes
8.3    Plants, fungi, and other organisms 610 1,200 No
8.4    Health, medicine, and disease 793 1,200 No
9 Physical sciences 4,315 4,900 No
9.1    Basics and measurement 365 400 No
9.2    Astronomy 890 900 Yes
9.3    Chemistry 1,212 1,200 Yes
9.4    Earth science 859 1,200 No
9.5    Physics 989 1,200 No
10 Technology 3,152 3,000 Yes
11 Mathematics 1,129 1,100 Yes
Total 48,619 50,050 No

Counts updated by: C933103 (talk) 11:05, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

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