Vital articles is a list of basic subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles, and ideally featured articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist and tracks the status of some of Wikipedia's most essential articles.
This page lists 1,000 of the most vital Wikipedia articles, which forms the level 3 vital articles list. An expanded version, targeted to include 10,000 articles, is available at Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded (Level 4). There is a shorter list of 100 articles at Wikipedia:Vital 100 (Level 2), and the "top 10" at Wikipedia:Vital 10 (Level 1).
Articles are labelled with the status:
These symbols are updated manually and may be out of date; you are encouraged to fix any errors you discover.
This list is tailored to the English Wikipedia. For another list of 1,000 articles considered important for inclusion in Wikipedias of all languages, see m:List of articles every Wikipedia should have.
For more information on this list and the process for adding articles, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Current total: 999 
Last updated by User:GabeMc at 21:56, 3 April 2013 (subsequent updates should include UTC time and date).
People (135 articles) 
History (62 articles) 
Geography (87 articles) 
Arts and culture (59 articles) 
Philosophy and religion (74 articles) 
Everyday life (86 articles) 
Health and medicine (44 articles) 
Science (187 articles) 
Technology (109 articles) 
Mathematics (60 articles) 
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