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Wikipedia's contents: Overview

An overview is a survey of what is covered or included in an area. Below is an overview of Wikipedia, divided into 12 sections, each providing an overview of a major subject area, presenting key articles in the respective subject.

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P literature.svg General reference   (see in all page types)

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P culture.svgCulture and the arts   (see in all page types)

Culture and Humanities  – Celebrities • Classics • Critical theory • Language • Movements • Mythology • Philosophy • Popular culture • Traditions • Tourism

Literature  – Poetry
Art and The arts  – Museums 
Performing arts – Comedy ( Humour) • Dance • Film • Music • Opera • Theatre • Circus
Visual arts – Animation • Architecture • Comics • Design • Drawing • Painting • Photography • Sculpture • Textile arts • Fashion • Color 
Entertainment and Recreation – Cooking • Festivals • Hobbies • Parties 
Games and Toys – Board games • Card games • Computer and video games • Role-playing games
Sports – Association football (Soccer)  • American football • Baseball • Basketball • Cricket • Cue sports • Golf • Ice hockey • Olympics • Racing (Cycling, Formula One) • Rugby • Swimming • Tennis
Mass media – Internet (Blogosphere, Podcasts, and Websites) • Newspaper • Publications • Publishing • Radio • Television

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P countries.png Geography and places   (see in all page types)

Main articles: Earth, Geography and Place

Geography – Atlas • City • Climate • Demographics • Earth • Exploration • Geographic information system • History of geography • Map • Park • Place • Population density • Region • Spatial analysis • Subregion • Surveying

Branches of Geography – Physical geography (Climatology, Hydrology) • Human geography • Regional geography
Natural geographical features
Landforms – Badlands • Canyon • Cave • Cliff • Coast • Continent • Coral reef • Crater • Desert • Forest • Geyser • Glacier • Gully • Grassland • Highland • Hill • Island • Mesa • Mountain • Mountain range • Plain • Prairie • Peninsula • Reef • Ridge • Savanna • Shoal • Steppe • Tundra • Valley • Volcano • Wetland
Bodies of water – Bay • Channel • Delta • Estuary • Fjord • Headlands • Lagoon • Lake • Marsh • Ocean • Pond • River • Sea • Sound • Source (river or stream) • Spring (hydrosphere) • Strait • Stream • Swamp • Waterfall
Manmade geographical features – Airport • Artificial dwelling hill • Artificial island • Breakwater • Bridge • Canal • Causeway • Country • Country subdivision • Dam (Levee) • Farm • Harbor • Nation • National park • Nature reserve • Park • Pier • Pipeline • Port • Railway • Ranch • Reservoir • Road (Street) • Settlement (Village, Town, City, Megalopolis) • Train station • Tunnel
The World
By hemisphere – New World • Old World |  Eastern world • Western world |  Eastern Hemisphere • Western Hemisphere |  Northern Hemisphere • Southern Hemisphere
By cultural region – Anglosphere • Arab world • Chinese world (Sinosphere) • Indosphere • Sub-Saharan Africa • Europe
By ordinal classification – First World • Second World • Third World • Fourth World • Fifth World
By economic development – Developed countries • Developing countries • Least Developed Countries
By continent – Africa • Antarctica • Australia • Eurasia (Europe and Asia) • North America • South America
Countries and polar regions of the world:
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Countries of Africa
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Countries of Asia
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Countries of Europe
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Countries of North America
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Countries of Oceania
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Countries of South America
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Antarctic
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Arctic

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P medicine.svg Health and fitness   (see in all page types)

General  – Health care • Health care industry • Health disparities • Mental health • Population health • Preventive medicine • Public health • Complementary and alternative medicine • Wikipedia Books: Health

Self-care – Body composition • Life extension • Longevity • Physical fitness

Nutrition – Calorie restriction • Dietary supplements (Amino acids, Minerals, Nootropics, Nutrients, Vitamins) • Diet (nutrition) • Dieting • Healthy eating pyramid
Physical exercise – Stretching • Overtraining • Aerobic exercise • Anaerobic exercise • Sport • Walking
Hygiene – Cleanliness • Oral hygiene • Occupational hygiene

Health science – Dentistry • Occupational therapy • Optometry • Pharmacy • Physiotherapy • Speech-Language Pathology

Medicine – Midwifery • Nursing • Veterinary medicine
Human medicine – Cardiology • Dermatology • Emergency medicine • Endocrinology and Diabetology • Epidemiology • Geriatrics • Hematology • Internal medicine • Nephrology • Neurology • Oncology • Pathology • Pediatrics • Psychiatry • Rheumatology • Surgery • Urology
Illness  – Aging • Alcoholism • Atrophy • Deficiency disease • Depression • Disease • Disorders (types) • Drug abuse • Eating disorder • Foodborne illness • Malnutrition • Obesity • Smoking

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Klepsydra-pt.svg History and events   (see in all page types)

History by region – Ancient Egypt • Ancient Greece • Ancient Rome • History of China • History of the Middle East • History of Mesoamerica • History of India

History by continent – Africa • The Americas • Antarctica • Asia • Australia • Eurasia • Europe • North America • Oceania • South America

List of time periods Prehistory • Protohistory • Ancient history • Modern history • Future history

The Ages of history – Stone Age • Copper Age • Bronze Age • Iron Age • Dark Ages (historiography) • Middle Ages • Age of Discovery • Renaissance • Age of Enlightenment • Industrial Age • Space Age • Information Age

History by subject

Cultural history Money • Sport
History of art Dance • Film • Music • Painting • Theatre
History of philosophy Ancient • Medieval • Modern • Contemporary
History of logic
History of science Theories/sociology • Historiography • Mathematics • Pseudoscience • Scientific method
History of the natural sciencesAstronomy • Biology • Chemistry • Ecology • Geography • Physics • Geology
History of the social sciencesAnthropology • Economics • Education • Geography • Linguistics • Political science • Psychology • Sociology
History of science by era In early cultures • In Classical Antiquity • In the Middle Ages • In the Renaissance • Scientific Revolution
History of technology Agriculture & agricultural science • Architecture • Biotechnology • Chemical engineering • Communication • Computing (Computer science, Software engineering) • Electrical engineering • Invention • Materials science • Measurement • Medicine • Military technology • Transport

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P mathematics.svg Mathematics and logic   (see in all page types)

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P physics.svg Natural and physical sciences   (see in all page types)

Main articles: Natural science and Nature   See also Science, Scientific method, Scientist, Scientific misconduct, and Fields of science

Biology Anatomy (Human anatomy) • Astrobiology • Biochemistry • Bioinformatics • Biological anthropology • Biophysics • Botany • Cell biology • Computational biology • Developmental biology • Ecology • Evolutionary biology • Genetics (Molecular genetics, Population genetics) • Genomics • Marine biology • Histology • Human biology • Immunology • Microbiology • Molecular biology • Neuroscience • Origin of life • Paleontology • Parasitology • Pathology • Physiology • Taxonomy • Zoology (Ethology)

Physical sciences Astronomy • Chemistry • Earth science • Physics (Unsolved problems in physics) • Systems theory

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P vip.svg People and self   (see in all page types)


Person – Biography • Character orientation • Consciousness • Gender • Health • Human • Human body • Identity • Individual • Intelligence • Moral character • Personal identity • Personality • Physical fitness • Spirituality • Values • Virtues

Self – in philosophy • in psychology • in sociology • Self-actualization • Self-awareness • Self-education • Self-care • Self-concept • Self control • Self disclosure • Self-efficacy • Self-esteem • Self harm • Self help • Self-identity • Self image • Self monitoring • Self-perception • Self-regulated learning • Self talk
Personal life • Adventure • Aging (life cycle) • Career • Citizenship • Education • Employment • Everyday life • Experience • Family • Friendship • Goal • Health maintenance • Home • Homemaking • Human condition • Human ecology • Interpersonal relationship • Intimate relationship • Kinship • Leisure • Life • Lifestyle • Lifeworld • Manual labour • Maslow's hierarchy of needs • Meaning of life • Pets • Physical quality-of-life index • Profession • Pursuit of happiness • Quality of life • Quality time • Real life • Sex life • Travel • Work-life balance
People – Adult • Alien (foreigner) • Child • Father • Genius • Human • Indigenous peoples • Man • Minor • Mother • Parent • Woman • Youth

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Socrates blue version2.png Philosophy and thinking   (see in all page types)

Philosophy – Being • Common sense • Feminist philosophy • Futurology • Goodness and value theory • Happiness • -ism • Meaning of life • Mind • Rhetoric • Space • Unsolved problems in philosophy

By region – Eastern philosophy • Western philosophy
Branches of philosophy – Aesthetics • Ethics • Epistemology • Logic • Metaphysics
Subdisciplines of philosophy – Education • Geography • History • Human nature • Language • Law • Literature • Mathematics • Mind • Philosophy • Physics • Politics • Psychology • Religion • Science • Social science • Technology  • War  • Culture
Schools of philosophy – Analytic philosophy • Continental Philosophy • Critical theory • Deconstructivism • Determinism • Dialectical materialism • Empiricism • Existentialism • Hegelianism • Hermeneutics • Humanism • Idealism • Logical Positivism • Materialism • Neoplatonism • Nihilism • Ordinary Language • Phenomenology • Platonism • Positivism • Postmodernism • Poststructuralism • Pragmatism • Presocratic • Rationalism • Reformational • Relativism • Scholasticism • Skepticism • Stoicism • Structuralism • Transhumanism  • Utilitarianism

Thinking – Awareness • Creative processes • Decision making • Heuristic • Learning • Memory • Problem solving • Reason • Teaching

Qualities of thought – Accuracy • Effectiveness • Efficacy • Efficiency • Frugality • Prudence • Right • Soundness • Validity • Value theory • Wrong
Thinking errors – Cognitive bias • Cognitive distortion • Error • Fallacy • Fallacies of definition • Logical fallacy • Target fixation
Related – Genius • High IQ society • Mensa • Nootropics • Philomath • Polymath

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P religion.png Religion and belief systems   (see in all page types)

Main article: Religion  See also: Relationship between religion and science

Allah • Belief • Biblical inspiration • Buddha • Confucius • Deity • Demon • Devil • Exorcism • Heresy • Inspiration • Faith • God • Jesus • Holy Spirit • Morality • Mythology • Occult • Prayer • Prophecy • Revelation • Ritual • Sin • Supernatural • Virtue 

Belief Systems – Acosmism • Agnosticism • Animism • Antitheism • Atheism • Binitarianism • Deism • Determinism • Duotheism • Esotericism • Eutheism and dystheism • Freethought • Gnosticism • Henotheism • Humanism • Ignosticism • Kathenotheism • Monism • Monotheism • Monolatrism • Mysticism • New Age • Nondualism • Nontheism • Pandeism • Panentheism • Pantheism • Polydeism • Polytheism • Secular • Skepticism • Spiritualism • Theism • Theopanism • Theosophy • Transcendentalism • Transtheism • Trinitarianism • Unitarianism

Major beliefs of the world  – Antireligion • Ayyavazhi • Bahá'í Faith • Buddhism • Cao Dai • Chinese folk religion • Christianity • Confucianism • Diasporic • Falun Gong • Hinduism • Irreligious • Islam • Neopaganism • Jainism • Judaism • Rastafari • Scientology • Sikhism • Spiritism • Shinto • Taoism • Tenrikyo • Unitarian Universalism • Zoroastrianism

See also: Criticism of religion

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P social sciences.png Society and social sciences   (see in all page types)

Main articles: Social sciences and Society  See also Science and Scientific method

Social sciences – Anthropology • Archaeology • Cognitive science • Communication studies • Critical theory • Cultural studies • Development studies • Economics (Unsolved problems in economics) • Education • Geography • History • Linguistics  (Unsolved problems in linguistics) • Law • Political science • Psychology • Social policy • Sociology

Society – Ethnic groups • Group • Infrastructure • People

Community – Structure and agency • Socialization • Sense of community • Communitarianism • Social capital • Community development
Social development – Decadence • Social progress • Technological evolution
Sociocultural evolution, the progression:  Hunter-gatherer bands → Social rank → tribes → Social stratification → chiefdoms → Neolithic Revolution →→→ Civilization: Agrarian society (Pre-industrial society): Agrarian villages → Towns → Cities → City-states → Nation-states →→ Industrial Revolution → (Modern) Industrial society →→ (Postmodern) Post-industrial society → Informational Revolution → Information society → Digital Revolution →→ Globalization → World government? → Space colonization? → Technological singularity?
Social institutions – Organization
Family – Daughter • Extended family • Father • Grandparent • Home • Human bonding • Mother • Nuclear family • Parent • Son
Religion – (see Religion and belief systems above)
Infrastructure
Public infrastructure – Highways • Streets • Roads • Bridges • Mass transit • Airports and Airways • Water supply and Water resources • Wastewater management • Solid-waste treatment and disposal • Electric power
Private infrastructure – Automobiles • Homes • Personal computers • Personal property • Real estate
Economy and Business – Finance • Management • Marketing
Education – Academia • Academic misconduct • Homework • Learning • Pedagogy • School • Student • Study skills • Teacher
Civil society –
Government and Politics – Politics by country • International relations • Public affairs
Law – Criminal justice 
Social network – Communication • Journalism • Social capital

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P train.svg Technology and applied sciences   (see in all page types)

Technological concepts and issues – Appropriate technology • Diffusion of innovations in science • Doomsday device • High technology • History of science and technology • History of technology • Industry • Innovation • Knowledge economy • Persuasion technology • Pollution • Posthumanism • Precautionary principle • Research and development • Strategy of technology • Superpowers • Technicism • Technocapitalism • Technocriticism • Techno-progressivism • Technological convergence • Technological evolution • Technological determinism • Technological diffusion • Technological singularity • Technology acceptance model • Technology assessment • Technology lifecycle • Technology transfer • Technology Tree • Technorealism • Timeline of invention • Transhumanism

Technologies and applied sciences – Aerospace • Agriculture, Agricultural science & Agronomy • Architecture • Artificial intelligence • Automation • Automobile • Big Science • Biotechnology • Cartography • Communication • Computing (Computer science (List of open problems in computer science), Software engineering (Programming), Information technology, Information systems, Computer engineering) • Construction • Design • Electronics • Energy development • Energy storage • Engineering (Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering) • Ergonomics • Firefighting • Food science • Forensics • Forestry • Free software • Health sciences • Health Informatics • Industry • Information science (Library and information science) • Internet • Machines • Management • Manufacturing • Mass communication • Mass production • Medicine (Unsolved problems in neuroscience) • Military science • Military technology and equipment • Mining • Nanotechnology • Nuclear technology • Packaging and labeling • Processes • Robotics • Space exploration • Technology forecasting • Telecommunications • Tools • Transport • Vehicles • Weapons