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Like all persons of the Library, I have traveled in my youth; I have wandered in search of a book, perhaps the catalogue of catalogues...

Preserving all human knowledge for posterity. It is all-important.
Wikimedia servers, holding terabytes of text and images.[1]
Masaryk University, Czech Republic, is mirroring[2] Wikimedia dumps.
The 1 billionth edit for all Wikimedia projects took place on April 16, 2010. (See counter)
The Voyager Golden Record are phonograph records (listen) which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them.
Artist's concept of Voyager spacecraft in flight through interstellar space.
Earth seen by Voyager from 6 billion kilometers as a "pale blue dot" (the blueish-white speck in the brown band to the right).
Imagine a universe in which every planet share in the sum of all knowledge.
Knowledge as a social good and the Library of Babel in Wikimanía 2009. (See in YouTube)

The idea of compiling all human knowledge in a single work, although not in a single place, is highly seductive. In this project, we attempt to study how many articles are needed to cover the sum of all human knowledge. Currently, there are 4,910,303 articles in English Wikipedia[3] and in July 2011 there were 5,696,942 unique red links.[4] As of July 2015, Wikidata includes 14,571,959 items.[5] This page still in expansion estimates that the total notable articles figure is over 104,000,000, but new knowledge is created every year.

Many individuals, groups and organizations have attempted to compile all human knowledge before, some examples sorted by date include: Library of Alexandria (3rd century BC) in Egypt, Naturalis Historia (AD 77–79) by Pliny the Elder, Speculum Maius (13th century) by Vincent of Beauvais, Bibliotheca universalis (1545–49) by Conrad Gessner, the abstracting and indexing project (17th century) by Gottfried Leibniz, L'Encyclopédie (1751–1772) by Diderot and d'Alembert, Mundaneum (1910) by Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) and more recently Interpedia (1993) by Rick Gates, Internet Archive (1996) by Brewster Kahle and Wikidata (2012). Also, hypothetical cases exist: Encyclopædia Galactica (1980) by Carl Sagan in Cosmos, Permanent World Encyclopaedia (1936–1938) by H. G. Wells and Memex (1945) by Vannevar Bush. Finally, there are imaginary examples too: "The Universal Library" (1901) by Kurd Lasswitz, "The Total Library" essay and The Library of Babel (1941) by Jorge Luis Borges, Encyclopædia Galactica (1942) in "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov and the Akashic records.

Furthermore, there are thousands of archives, libraries and museums all over the world preserving human knowledge in several formats: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings and more. Some of the largest ones are: the British Library in the United Kingdom (170 million items[6]), the Library of Congress in the United States (155 million items[7]), the Russian State Library in Russia (43 million items[8]), the National Diet Library in Japan (35 million items[9]), the National Library of China (31 million items[10]) and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (31 million items[11]).

This project is focused in those entities which are notable and deserve an article in Wikipedia. For completeness of sister projects, see #Sister projects. For an estimate about lost knowledge, see #Destroyed knowledge and Wikipedia:There is a deadline.

You are welcome to improve this page, be bold! There is available an userbox: {{User All human knowledge}}.

English Wikipedia size in August 2010, if printed (15,887 MB of text). Now it is much bigger.

Contents


Arts[edit]

The arts are composed of many endeavors (or artforms) united by their employment of the human creative impulse.

Architecture[edit]

Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural and political symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Aquaria ?/200 200+ worldwide[12]
Aqueducts ?/?
Bridges ?/?
?/300
[13][14] A quick estimate may be 1 river = 1 bridge
Bullring ?/?
Castles ?/?
Cinemas and movie theaters ?/? Category:Lists of cinemas
Horse racing venues ?/?
Hospitals ?/16500 16,500 worldwide[15]
Hotels ?/180000 180,000-400,000+ worldwide[16]
Lighthouses ?/16300 16,300+ worldwide[17]
Meteorological stations ?/?
Military installations ?/?
Observatories ?/?
Palaces ?/?
Places of worship ?/?
?/?
?/3,068
?/?
?/3,700,000
?/?
?/?
?/2,500,000
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
A quick estimate may be 1 settlement (city, town, village) = 1 such place of worship.
  • As of 2011, the Catholic Church had 3,068 churches of cathedral and co-cathedral status around the world.[18]
  • Estimations of churches worldwide range from 250,000[19] to 3,700,000.[20] 450,000 in USA.[21]
  • There are 2.5 million mosques in the world.[22][23]
Power stations ?/?
Prisons ?/? United States: 4,575; Russia: 1,029[24]
Research stations ?/? Research stations in Antarctica
Reservoirs and dams ?/? By 1997, there were an estimated 800,000 dams worldwide, some 40,000 of them over 15 m (49 ft) high.[25] (See also GeoNames database)
Schools ?/?
Shopping malls ?/?
Skyscrapers ?/94000 94,000+ worldwide[26]
Stadiums ?/11500
?/2400
11,500+ worldwide. Africa 689, Asia 1,200, Central America 286, Europe 4,268, Middle East 527, North America 2,869, Oceania 284, South America 1,417[27]
Streets, squares, parks ?/?
?/?
?/?
We can create lists with the main streets, squares, buildings and sights for every city.
Theatres ?/?
Tunnels ?/?
Universities ?/20000 According to Webometrics, there are 20,000+ universities worldwide.[28]
Watermills ?/?
Windmills ?/?
Zoos ?/1500 1,500+ worldwide[29]
Building types ?/?
Styles ?/?
Awards ?/?

Note: some of these items may overlap

For libraries, museums, archives, see #GLAM.

For airports, roads, seaports, subway/metro/train stations see #Transport.

Monuments[edit]

Main article: Monument

A monument is a type of structure either explicitly created to commemorate a person or important event or which has become important to a social group as a part of their remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage, or simply as an example of historic architecture.

Country Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Albania 150/200
Algeria ?/400
Andorra ?/100
Antarctica ?/150
Argentina 60/400 2,000+ others
Armenia ?/25000
Aruba ?/?
Australia ?/13000
?/6000
[30]
Austria ?/36000 [31]
Azerbaijan ?/400
Belarus ?/4811
Belgium ?/77000
Bolivia ?/900
Brazil ?/1047
Burma ?/200
Cameroon ?/100
Canada ?/17000
?/958
Chile ?/600
China ?/2351
?/?
?/?
?/?
Total is 350,000+ immovable cultural properties. 10,000,000 movable.
Colombia ?/1000
Croatia ?/?
Cuba ?/180
?/200
[32]
Czech Republic ?/? 40,000+ others
Denmark ?/165000
?/7000
7,000 are shipwrecks and submarine Stone Age settlements
Egypt ?/?
Estonia ?/24000
France ?/43180 [33] More than 200,000 on the fr:Base Mérimée and much more on other regional databases of the fr:Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel.
Germany ?/? 700,000[citation needed]
Ghana ?/40
Hong Kong ?/100
?/?
?/?
?/?
Hungary ?/1100
India ?/7000 Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Wiki Loves Monuments
Indonesia ?/8232
Ireland ?/600
Israel ?/1000
Italia ?/?
Jamaica ?/?
Japan ?/1079
Jordan ?/80
Kenya ?/200
Latvia ?/7131 [34]
Luxembourg ?/? 700+ others
Macedonia ?/12556
Malta ?/100
Mexico ?/10000
Morocco ?/?
Mozambique ?/?
Namibia ?/?
Nepal ?/2000
Netherlands ?/52000 [35]
New Zeland ?/?
North Korea ?/200
?/2000
Norway ?/115000
Pakistan ?/800
Panama ?/200
Paraguay ?/?
Philippines ?/600
Poland ?/75000 [36]
Portugal ?/791
Romania ?/29540 [37]
Russia ?/61270 [citation needed] It includes around 100,000 items while the local lists total in excess of 140,000. Of these 42,000 are rated as national landmarks, while the rest are of regional or local significance.
Senegal ?/?
Serbia ?/2400
Sierra Leone ?/?
Singapore 35/63
Slovakia ?/14818
Slovenia ?/28966 [38]
South Africa ?/?
South Korea ?/300
?/500
Spain ?/16000 [39]
Swaziland ?/?
Sweden ?/2000
Switzerland ?/1800 16,000+ others
Thailand ?/8000
Tunisia ?/937
Ukraine ?/150000
United Kingdom ?/38159 Listed Building more than 500,000
United States ?/?
?/80000
?/2450
Uruguay ?/1300
Venezuela ?/? 7,000+ others
Zambia ?/3000
Zimbabwe ?/188 14,000 others

For more monuments databases, see Commons:Monuments database/Statistics. For a map, see Wiki Loves Monuments.

Calligraphy[edit]

Main article: Calligraphy
See also: the categories Calligraphy and Lists of typefaces.
An Ottoman ijazah written in Arabic certifying competence in calligraphy, 1206 AH/1791 AD.

Calligraphy (from Greek κάλλος kallos "beautiful" + γραφή graphẽ "writing") is a type of visual art. It is often called the art of fancy lettering.

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Articles Progress
Calligraphy ?/?
Typefaces ?/?
Typographic features ?/?

This section excludes biographies.

For languages and writing systems see #Languages.

Crafts[edit]

Main articles: Craft and Outline of crafts
See also: the categories Crafts and Glossaries of crafts.
Shoes are repaired by a skilled shoemaker, here he evaluates a pair of shoes with a customer watching.

A craft is a branch of a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. In historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Medieval history and earlier, the term is usually applied towards people occupied in small-scale production of goods.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Crafts ?/1000 [citation needed]
Gardening
  • ...
?/?
Gemology and Jewelry
  • ...
?/?
Home improvement
  • ...
?/?
Origami
  • ...
?/?
Toys ?/?

Dance[edit]

Example of modern dance.

Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.

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Dance ?/?
Dance style categories ?/?
Dances by origin ?/?
Awards ?/?

Drawing[edit]

Pen and wash lion by Rembrandt in the Louvre.

Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium.

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Drawings ?/?
Drawing techniques ?/?
Awards ?/?
Anime and Manga ?/?

Films, episodes, television and radio[edit]

Main article: Film

A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a series of still or moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects. The process of filmmaking has developed into an art form and industry.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Films ?/330000 330,000+ feature[40]. User:Emijrp/List of African films
Documentaries ?/139000 65,000+ and 74,000+ (short)[40]
Television channels ?/? India: 700+[41]. Europe: 7,200 as of 2009 (UE 27 + Croatia and Turkey)[42] Defunct channels: ?
Television programs ?/? (for example, List of Spanish television series contains 800+ series and miniseries)
Television stations ?/? United States: 1,700+[43] and 2,100+ low power
TV episodes ?/2115000 [40]
Radio stations ?/44000 [44] United States: 14,000+[43]
Awards ?/?
Database Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
IMDb ?/2526000 TV episodes, feature, TV movie, documentary, and more[40]

This section excludes biographies.

For a list of film archives, see #Archives.

Gastronomy[edit]

Fine food, the principal study of Gastronomy.

Gastronomy is the art or science of food eating.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Food styles ?/?
Dishes ?/?
Beverages ?/?
Cheeses ?/1200 [45]
Apples 111/7500 Known cultivars: 7500+
Awards ?/?

Literature[edit]

Old book bindings at the Merton College, Oxford library.

Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written works. The word literature literally means: "things made from letters". Literature is commonly classified as having two major forms—fiction and non-fiction—and two major techniques—poetry and prose.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Literature by country ?/200
Literature by period ?/?
Oral literature ?/?
Literary movements ?/?
Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Books ?/129864880 Google estimates total books (considering all editions separately) in 129,864,880[46]
Codices ?/?
Comics ?/?
Incunabula ?/?
?/29777
?/350000
(350,000 editions, around 1.5 million surviving copies, located in over 5,000 libraries worldwide)[47][48]
Magazines ?/?
?/9000
[49]
Manuscripts ?/?
Newspapers ?/?
?/72000
?/2000
[41][49]
Speeches ?/?
Bibliographies ?/?
Fictional characters
Fictional places
Fictional battles
?/1777
?/145
Awards ?/?
Database Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
WorldCat ?/264000000 Bibliographic records about books, journals and more
Open Library ?/20000000 Books
Harvard Bibliographic Dataset ?/12000000 Bibliographic records for materials held by the Harvard Library, including books, journals, manuscripts, archival materials, electronic resources, scores, audio, video and other materials[50]
Internet Archive ?/3000000 E-books and texts[51]
Project Gutenberg ?/42000 E-books and documents

Holdings estimates by library:

  • The British Library is known to hold over 150 million items.
  • The Library of Congress claims that it holds approximately 119 million items, 12 million of which are electronically searchable.

This section excludes biographies and libraries.

Academic literature[edit]

See also: the categories Academic journals and Lists of academic journals.

An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Estimates suggest that around 50 million journal articles[52] have been published since the first appearance of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1665.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Academic journals ?/?
?/?
?/?
Conference papers ?/?
Journal articles ?/50000000 [52] (See Lists of important publications in science)
Theses ?/?
Database Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Inspec 11,000,000 records ?/11000000
Compendex 9,000,000 records ?/9000000
Elsevier BIOBASE 4,100,000 records ?/4100000
Academic Search 3,000,000 records ?/3000000
IEEE Xplore 2,400,000 records ?/2400000
SciELO 230,000 records ?/230000

Encyclopedias[edit]

Advertisement for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica ("The Sum of Human Knowledge"), from the May 1913 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

An encyclopedia (also spelled encyclopaedia or encyclopædia) is a type of reference work, a compendium holding a summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge.

Most of them contain common articles for basic subjects. Also, other sections may be overlapped with this one. Some of the most complete enciclopedias are Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana (800,000 articles), Encyclopædia Britannica (100,000 articles), L'Encyclopédie (72,000 articles[1]), Oxford Reference Online (1,400,000 articles).

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Dictionaries ?/38000 [53]
Encyclopedias ?/13000
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
[54]

See more encyclopedias in Google Books and Internet Archive.

Novel[edit]

Main article: Novel

A novel is a long prose narrative that describes fictional characters and events in the form of a sequential story, usually.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Novels ?/?
Historical novels ?/?
Awards ?/?

Poetry[edit]

Main articles: Poetry and Outline of poetry
The Deluge tablet, carved in stone, of the Gilgamesh epic in Akkadian, circa 2nd millennium BC.

Poetry (from the Greek 'poiesis'/ποίησις [poieo/ποιέω], a making: a forming, creating, or the art of poetry, or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning.

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Articles Progress
Poems ?/?
Poetic forms ?/?
Poetry groups and movements ?/?
Awards ?/?

Theatre[edit]

Main articles: Theatre and Outline of theatre
Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, in 1899.

Theatre (in American English usually theater) is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Plays ?/?
Awards ?/?

Theatres are counted in #Architecture.

Music[edit]

A painting on an Ancient Greek vase depicts a music lesson (c. 510 BC).

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Instruments ?/500
Albums ?/1000000 New albums in US: 75,000 (2010), 96,100 (2009), 106,000 (2008), 76,000 (2006)[55]
Songs ?/97000000 [56]
Musicals ?/?
Concertos ?/?
Operas ?/3603 3,603 operas performed between 1597 and 1940[57][58]
Symphonies ?/?
Canons ?/?
Styles ?/?
Awards ?/?

The freeDB database holds information for around 1,5 million compact discs (many are duplicates), All Music Guide database contains entries for 800,000 unique albums and Jamendo project contains over 50,000 free and open albums. Record-Rama collection holds 3 million albums and singles.

See also List of online music databases.

Painting[edit]

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used.

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Paintings ?/?
Painting styles ?/?
Painting materials and tools ?/?
Awards ?/?

Photography[edit]

A latticed window in Lacock Abbey, England, photographed by William Fox Talbot in 1835.

Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

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Photographs ?/? Category:Photographs
Photographic styles ?/?
Photographic techniques ?/? Category:Photographic techniques
Awards ?/?

Printmaking[edit]

Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting.

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Printmaking techniques ?/?
Awards ?/?

Sculpture[edit]

The Dying Gaul, a Roman marble copy of a Hellenistic work of the late 3rd century BCE Capitoline Museums, Rome.

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as marble—or metal, glass, or wood.

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Sculptures ?/?
Styles ?/?
Awards ?/?

Software[edit]

Main articles: Software and List of software
Ubuntu and Firefox.

Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provide the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Ubuntu Software Center ?/30000
Free software repositories ?/15
Programming languages ?/2000 [59]
Google play ?/? 500,000 applications[60]
App Store (iOS) ?/? 550,000 applications[61]
Malwares, viruses, trojan ?/1000000 [62]
File formats ?/?
Awards ?/?

Video games[edit]

Main articles: Video game and Lists of video games

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Video games ?/65000 65,000+ commercial games referenced on Mobygame (66,410 referenced games, 1,375 free games[63][64])
Freeware flash games ?/50000 50,000+ free games referenced on Fupa[65]
Awards ?/?

Textile arts[edit]

In Following the Fashion (1794), James Gillray caricatured a figure flattered by the short-bodiced gowns then in fashion, contrasting it with an imitator whose figure is not flattered.

Textile arts are those arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects.

Fashion is a general term for a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, foot wear, or accessories. Fashion references to anything that is the current trend in look and dress up of a person.

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Textile arts ?/?
Fashion styles ?/?
Awards ?/?

Websites[edit]

A website is a set of related webpages containing content (media), including text, video, music, audio, images, etc.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Websites ?/100000
?/?
?/1000
Total about 420,000,000-600,000,000 websites[66][67], probably only 100,000 notable.

Wikis: 300,000+ Wikia,[68] 5000+ wiki-site,[69] 1400+ Wikkii,[70] 50+ Referata, 20,000+ non-wikifarm wikis[71][72]

Newsgroups ?/?
Web directories 15/15
Awards ?/?
Database Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Alexa ranking  ?  ? 500 top sites and 1,000,000 most visited websites[73]
DMOZ  ?  ?

Geography[edit]

Main article: Geography
See also: the categories Geography-related lists and Lists of places.
Worldwide density of geotagged Wikipedia entries.
Worldwide density of GeoNames entries.

Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία - geographia, lit. "earth describe-write") is the science that studies the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. This section covers every physical geography location and every human geography settlement in the world.

Database Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
GEOnet Names Server ?/?
?/?
[74]
Geonames ?/?
?/?
User:Emijrp/Geonames[75]

For buildings and monuments, see Arts#Architecture.

Human geography[edit]

Human geography is a branch of the social sciences that studies the world, its people, communities and cultures with an emphasis on relations of and across space and place.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Sovereign states 206/206
Micronations 60/60+ Category:Micronations

Africa[edit]

Africa

Africa has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, 9 territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.

Country Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Algeria 48/48
?/553
1000/1541
Angola 18/18
?/163
?/618
Benin 12/12
75/77
?/546
?/?
Botswana 16/16
?/19
Burkina Faso 13/13
45/45
?/325
Burundi 17/17
?/117
?/2639
Cameroon 10/10
?/58
250/300
?/?
Cape Verde ?/22
?/32
Central African Republic 14/14
?/71
?/170
Chad 22/22
37/53
?/348
?/?
Comoros 4/4
?/20
?/?
D. R. Congo 11/11
?/192
?/?
Republic of the Congo 12/12
86/86
7/7
Côte d'Ivoire 19/19
81/81
?/?
Djibouti 5/5
5/11
Egypt ?/27
?/232
?/4617
Equatorial Guinea ?/7
?/30
Eritrea ?/6
?/?
Ethiopia ?/9
?/68
703/770
?/?
Gabon 9/9
?/49
The Gambia ?/5
?/37
Ghana ?/10
?/138
?/58
?/108
?/626
?/16000
Guinea ?/8
?/33
?/303
?/38
Guinea-Bissau ?/8
?/37
Kenya ?/8
?/46
?/262
?/2427
?/6612
Lesotho ?/10
?/80
?/129
Liberia ?/15
?/50
?/?
Libya ?/22
Madagascar ?/6
?/22
?/110
?/1200
?/11000
Malawi ?/3
?/28
?/130
?/60
Mali ?/8
?/49
?/1400
?/703
Mauritania ?/12
?/44
?/200
Mauritius ?/9
?/124
Morocco ?/16
?/13
?/48
?/?
Mozambique ?/10
?/128
?/400
Namibia ?/13
?/107
Niger ?/7
?/63
?/265
Nigeria ?/36
?/774
Rwanda ?/5
?/30
?/410
?/9100
São Tomé and Príncipe ?/2
?/7
Senegal ?/14
?/45
?/103
?/340
Seychelles ?/25
Sierra Leone ?/3
?/14
?/149
Somalia ?/18
?/75
Somaliland ?/13
South Africa ?/9
?/52
?/226
?/4277
South Sudan ?/10
?/86
Sudan ?/17
?/133
Swaziland ?/4
?/55
?/360
Tanzania ?/30
?/129
?/?
?/?
?/?
Togo ?/5
?/30
Tunisia ?/24
?/264
?/2073
Uganda ?/111
?/146
?/1106
?/?
?/?
Zambia ?/9
?/72
Zimbabwe ?/10
?/59
?/1200

Asia[edit]

Asia

Asia has 49 recognized states, 5 partially recognized and unrecognized states and 6 dependent territories and other territories.

Country Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Afghanistan 38/38
?/398
Armenia 10/10
?/915
Azerbaijan 1/9
59/59
?/11
Bahrain 5/5
Bangladesh ?/7
?/64
?/500
Bhutan 20/20
205/205
Brunei 4/4
38/38
Burma ?/21
?/67
?/325
Cambodia ?/23
?/171
?/26
?/1621
?/14073
People's Republic of China
  • Administrative divisions
  • Provincial level
  • Prefectural level
  • County level
  • Township level
  • Village committees
  • Neighborhood committees
?/?
?/33
?/333
?/2858
?/40858
?/623669
?/80717
Cyprus ?/6
?/?
East Timor 13/13
65/65
?/442
?/2336
Egypt ?/27
?/232
?/4617
Gaza Strip ?/5
Georgia 9/9
67/67
Hong Kong 18/18
India ?/28
?/640
?/5564
Indonesia ?/34
?/403
?/98
?/35000
Iran 31/31
?/324
Iraq 18/18
?/111
Israel ?/6
?/265
Japan 47/47
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Jordan 12/12
?/52
Kazakhstan 14/14
?/170
North Korea 9/9
?/?
150/150
?/?
?/?
?/?
South Korea 9/9
Kuwait 6/6
?/5
Kyrgyzstan ?/?
?/?
Laos 16/16
?/?
Lebanon 6/6
25/25
?/?
Malaysia 16/16
?/139
?/1000
?/8000
Maldives ?/189
?/19
?/2
Mongolia ?/21
?/329
?/1538
Nepal ?/14
?/75
?/3913
Oman 11/11
50/61
Pakistan 4/4
27/27
100/100
?/6000
Palestine 16/16
Philippines 17/17
80/80
?/1491
?/42028
Qatar ?/?
87/87
?/?
Russia 83/83
?/?
?/?
Each federal subject has its own divisions
Saudi Arabia 13/13
?/118
Singapore 5/5
Sri Lanka 9/9
25/25
?/?
Syria 14/14
64/64
?/206
?/6432
Republic of China (Taiwan) 22/22
Tajikistan 3/3
58/58
?/406
Thailand 76/76
878/878
?/7255
?/74944
Turkey 81/81
?/900
?/3200
?/41000
Turkmenistan 6/6
?/?
United Arab Emirates 7/7
?/?
Uzbekistan 12/12
?/170
Vietnam 58/58
?/548
?/9000
Yemen 20/20
?/333
?/2210
?/38284

Europe[edit]

Europe

Europe has 50 recognised states, 6 partially recognised states, 6 dependent territories and 2 special areas of internal sovereignty.

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Albania 12/12
36/36
?/309
?/65
?/2834
[76]
Andorra 7/7
?/?
?/?
Austria 9/9
?/84
?/15
?/2342
?/7800
Belarus ?/6
?/127
?/1448
Belgium ?/3
?/10
?/43
?/27
?/589
Bosnia and Herzegovina ?/10
?/63
Bulgaria ?/27
?/264
Croatia ?/21
?/429
?/4117
?/6749
Cyprus See #Asia
Czech Republic ?/13
?/76
?/6252
Denmark ?/5
?/98
Estonia 15/15
?/226
33 of them being urban and 193 rural
Finland ?/6
?/19
?/72
?/342
France ?/22
?/101
?/342
?/4032
?/36680
Germany ?/22
?/403
?/12300
Greece ?/13
?/325
Hungary ?/19
?/173
?/?
Iceland ?/8
?/6
?/23
?/50
Ireland 32/32
Italy 20/20
?/110
?/8092
?/37,000
Latvia ?/110
Liechtenstein 11/11
Lithuania 10/10
?/60
?/500
Luxembourg 3/3
?/12
?/106
Republic of Macedonia ?/8
?/123
Malta ?/68
Moldova ?/32
?/65
?/917
?/699
Montenegro 21/21
?/1256
Netherlands ?/12
?/415
Norway ?/20
?/430
Poland ?/16
?/379
?/2478
?/40000
TERYT database (all kinds of settlements) contains more than 100 000 entries (settlements etc) + 200 000 streets.
Portugal ?/308
?/4261
Romania 41/41
?/?
?/2856
?/12955
San Marino 9/9
Serbia 29/29
?/150
Slovakia ?/2891
Slovenia ?/212
Spain ?/8112 Links to articles and redirects: User:Emijrp/Municipalities of Spain.
Sweden 21/21
290/290
?/?
Switzerland 26/26
?/?
?/2551
Turkey See #Asia
Ukraine 27/27
?/490
?/111
?/886
United Kingdom 48/48
?/10479

North America[edit]

North America

North America has 23 sovereign states, 11 dependent territories and 16 other areas.

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Antigua and Barbuda 8/8
Bahamas 32/32
?/42
Barbados 11/11
Belize 6/6
31/31
?/180
Canada 10/10
3/3
?/3700
Costa Rica 7/7
81/81
?/421
Cuba 15/15
?/169
Dominica 10/10
Dominican Republic 31/31
?/156
El Salvador 14/14
?/262
Grenada 6/6
Guatemala 22/22
?/334
Haiti 10/10
42/42
?/140
Honduras 18/18
?/299
Jamaica 14/14
Mexico 31/31
?/2438
Nicaragua 15/15
?/153
Panama 9/9
?/50
?/?
St. Kitts and Nevis 14/14
St. Lucia 11/11
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6/6
Trinidad and Tobago 9/9
5/5
United States 62/62
?/6372
?/147410
?/7619

South America[edit]

South America

South America has 13 sovereign states, 2 dependent territories and 1 integral territories of states outside of South America.

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Argentina 23/23
?/376
?/135
1/1
?/?
Bolivia 9/9
112/112
?/314
?/1374
Brazil 26/26
?/5564
Chile 15/15
?/54
?/346
Colombia 32/32
?/1119
?/2000
Ecuador 24/24
?/226
?/1000
Guyana 10/10
?/27
Panama See #North America
Paraguay 17/17
?/230
Peru 25/25
?/195
?/1833
Suriname 10/10
?/62
Trinidad and Tobago See #North America
Uruguay 19/19
?/89
Venezuela 23/23
?/335
?/1000

Oceania[edit]

Oceania

Oceania has 14 sovereign states, 2 states not members of the United Nations and 26 other territories.

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Australia 16/16
?/564
Cook Islands 9/10
East Timor See #Asia
Fiji 4/4
14/14
Links to articles and redirects: User:Emijrp/Provinces of Fiji.
Kiribati 3/3
19/21
?/6
Marshall Islands 22/24
Nauru ?/14
?/8
?/169
New Zealand 16/16
?/13
?/53
See former territorial authorities
Niue 14/14
Palau 16/16
Papua New Guinea 18/18
1/1
?/?
Links to articles and redirects:
Samoa 11/11
?/41
?/265
Solomon Islands 10/10
Tonga ?/5
?/23
?/?
[2] [3]
Tuvalu 9/9
?/124
Vanuatu 6/6
11/11
?/83

Antarctica[edit]

Antarctica

There are several camps and research stations in Antarctica. Also, some territorial claims.

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Antarctic field camps ~100 ?/? Numbers vary from year to year and not all may be notable
Research stations in Antarctica ~200 ?/? Around 100 permanent stations (including summer-only camps) in 2014; perhaps as many again have been operated but since closed down.
Antarctic programs and expeditions ~100 ?/? Up to 50 national programs plus other notable expeditions.
Named locations in Antarctica ~20,000 ?/? There are 19,254 identified locations/physical features in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer as of early 2015. Allowing for a small rate of increase, 20,000 is a reasonable estimate


Physical geography[edit]


Physical geography is that branch of natural science which deals with the study of processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere, as opposed to the cultural or built environment, the domain of human geography.

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Continents 7/7
Supercontinents 10/10

Canals[edit]

Main article: Canal
The Alter Strom, in the sea resort of Warnemünde, Germany.

Canals are man-made channels for water.

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Worldwide ?/?

Caves[edit]

Main articles: Cave and List of caves

A cave or cavern is a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter.

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Worldwide ?/2400 Caves of the world includes 2,424 caves deeper than 300m (total height) or longer than 3km.[77]
Poland ?/? pl:Ojcowski Park Narodowy - over 400 caves (sometimes very small - it includes caves no longer than 2m) on area of 21,46 km²

Deserts[edit]

Main article: Desert
Sand dunes in the Rub' al Khali ("Empty quarter") of Saudi Arabia.

A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants.

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Worldwide ?/?
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Worldwide ?/?

Forests[edit]

Main article: Forest

A forest, also referred to as a wood or the woods, is an area with a high density of trees.

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Worldwide ?/?

Glaciers[edit]

Main articles: Glacier and List of glaciers
The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Kashmir, Northern Pakistan.

A glacier is a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Articles Progress
Worldwide
Kyrgyzstan ?/8000 [78]
United States ?/100000 [79][80]

Islands[edit]

A small Fijian island.
Main articles: Island and List of islands

An island is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

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Oceans ?/45000
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
There are approximately 45,000 tropical islands on Earth.[81]
Rivers ?/?
Lakes ?/?

Lakes[edit]

Main articles: Lake and List of lakes

A lake is a body of relatively still fresh or salt water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land.

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Worldwide ?/? [82]
Australia ?/?
Belarus ?/11000 [83]
Canada ?/31752 31,752+larger than 3 km² (2-3 million in total)[84]
Denmark ?/?
Estonia ?/1000 [85]
Finland ?/187888 187,888 lakes 500 m² or larger (56,000 over 10,000 m²)[86]
Iceland ?/67
Latvia ?/3000 [87]
Lithuania ?/3000 [88]
New Zealand ?/3820 41 lakes >10 km² (1000 ha), 229 lakes >0.5 km² (50 ha), 3820 lakes >0.01 km² (1 ha)
Norway ?/450000
Russia ?/?
Sweden ?/200000 Data available for 150,000, only 75,000 with name, 57,000 in sv:Kategori:Listor över Sveriges insjöar
United States ?/? Masurian Lake District alone contains more than 2000 lakes.

Mountains[edit]

Mount Fuji with a Shinkansen and Sakura blossoms in the foreground.

A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak.

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Worlwide ?/?
14/14
?/?
?/?
?/?
Spain ?/?

Rivers[edit]

Main articles: River and List of rivers
Dhows on the Nile.

A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. There are 17 countries without rivers.

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Articles Progress
Worldwide ?/? 146,000+ in Africa,[91] 104,000+ in Europe[92]
Afghanistan ?/?
Albania ?/?
Algeria ?/?
Azerbaijan ?/8359 8,188 rivers less than 25 km, only 24 rivers over 100 km
Bangladesh ?/700 [93]
Belarus ?/20000 [83]
Brazil ?/25000 [94]
China ?/20000 [95][96]
El Salvador ?/300 [97]
Estonia ?/7000 [85]
Georgia ?/26000 [98]
Guatemala ?/3000 [99]
Kyrgyzstan ?/25000 [100] (2,044 over 10 km)[101]
Latvia ?/12000 [87]
Lithuania ?/22000 [88]
Nepal ?/6000 [102]
Panama ?/500 [103]
Romania ?/4000 [104]
Russia ?/120000 120,000+ over 10 km[105][106]
Spain ?/1000 [107]
Ukraine ?/71000 3,212 over 10 km[108]
United States ?/250000 [109] 2,000,000+ including small streams[110]
Venezuela ?/1000 [111]

Seas[edit]

Main articles: Sea and Ocean

A sea generally refers to a large body of salt water.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Seas 150/150
Oceans 5/5
Ancient oceans 14/14

History[edit]

See also: the categories History-related lists and Year lists.
Historia (Allegory of History) by Nikolaos Gysis (1892).

History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events.

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Branches of history
  • ?
?/?
History by country
  • ?
?/?
History concepts
  • ?
?/?

Coups d'état[edit]

A coup d'état, also known as a coup, a putsch, or an overthrow, is the sudden deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Coups d'état and coup attempts
  • ?
?/?

Disasters[edit]

A disaster is a natural or man-made (or technological) hazard resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment.

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Earthquakes ?/?
Epidemics ?/?
Fires ?/?
Floods ?/?
Landslides ?/?
Tornadoes ?/?
Tsunamis ?/?
Volcanoes ?/?
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Articles Progress
Airship accidents ?/?
Aviation accidents and incidents ?/?
Famines ?/?
Industrial disasters ?/?
Maritime disasters ?/?
Nuclear accidents ?/?
Oil spills ?/?
Road accidents ?/?
Rail accidents ?/?
Spaceflight accidents ?/?
Structural failure ?/?

See also List of disasters by cost (potentially 200x countries).

Elections[edit]

Main articles: Election and Elections by country

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Elections by country ?/?

For politics topics, see #Politics.

Military history[edit]

Main article: Military history

Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships.

Wars and battles[edit]

Main articles: War, Battle, List of wars and List of battles

War is an organized and often prolonged conflict that is carried out by states and/or non-state actors. It is characterised by extreme violence, social disruption, human suffering, and economic destruction.

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Battles ?/?
Wars ?/?
Treaties ?/?

Warships[edit]

Main articles: Warship and List of warships

A warship is a ship that is built and primarily intended for combat. As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage and are usually faster and more maneuverable than merchant ships. Unlike a merchant ship, which carries cargo, a warship typically only carries weapons, ammunition and supplies for its crew. Warships usually belong to a navy, though they have also been operated by individuals or companies.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Naval ships Category contains 25,000+ articles

Revolutions and rebellions[edit]

Main articles: Revolution, Rebellion and Strike

A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.

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Revolutions and rebellions  ? ?/?
Fictional revolutions  ? ?/?
Strikes  ? ?/?
Uprisings led by women  ? ?/?

Time periods[edit]

The categorization of time into discrete named blocks is called periodization. This is a list of such named time periods as defined in various fields of study. Major categorization systems include cosmological (concerning the various time periods in the origin and evolution of the Universe), geological (concerning time periods in the origin and evolution of Earth) and historical (concerning time periods in the origin and human evolution).

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Articles Progress
Cosmological ?/?
Geological ?/?
Historical ?/6000
?/500
?/70
?/20
?/?
?/?
?/100
Years by country: 200,000+ (~1000 years * 200 countries)

GLAM[edit]

The libraries, museums and archives are collections of historical records, or the physical places they are located.

Note: books and publications are in Arts#Literature section.

Archives[edit]

See also: the categories Archives by country and Archives by continent.
Shelved record boxes of an archive.

An archive is an accumulation of historical records, or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source documents that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime, and are kept to show the function of that person or organization.

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Articles Progress
Worldwide ?/?
Afghanistan ?/?
Albania ?/?
Algeria ?/?
Andorra ?/?
Angola ?/?
Antigua and Barbuda ?/?
Argentina ?/?
Armenia ?/?
Australia ?/?
Austria ?/?
Azerbaijan ?/?
Bahamas ?/?
Bahrain ?/?
Bangladesh ?/?
Barbados ?/?
Belarus ?/?
Belgium ?/?
Belize ?/?
Benin ?/?
Bhutan ?/?
Bolivia ?/?
Bosnia and Herzegovina ?/?
Botswana ?/?
Brazil ?/?
Brunei ?/?
Bulgaria ?/?
Burkina Faso ?/?
Burma ?/?
Burundi ?/?
Cambodia ?/?
Cameroon ?/?
Canada ?/?
Cape Verde ?/?
Central African Republic ?/?
Chad ?/?
Chile ?/?
China ?/?
Colombia ?/?
Comoros ?/?
Costa Rica ?/?
Croatia ?/?
Cuba ?/?
Cyprus ?/?
Czech Republic ?/?
Democratic Republic of the Congo ?/?
Denmark ?/?
Djibouti ?/?
Dominica ?/?
East Timor ?/?
Dominican Republic ?/?
Ecuador ?/?
Egypt ?/?
El Salvador ?/?
Equatorial Guinea ?/?
Eritrea ?/?
Estonia ?/?
Ethiopia ?/?
Federated States of Micronesia ?/?
Fiji ?/?
Finland ?/?
France ?/?
Gabon ?/?
Gambia ?/?
Georgia ?/?
Germany ?/?
Ghana ?/?
Greece ?/?
Greenland ?/?
Grenada ?/?
Guatemala ?/?
Guinea ?/?
Guinea-Bissau ?/?
Guyana ?/?
Haiti ?/?
Honduras ?/?
Hong Kong ?/?
Hungary ?/?
Iceland ?/?
India ?/?
Indonesia ?/?
Iran ?/?
Iraq ?/?
Ireland ?/?
Israel ?/?
Italy ?/?
Ivory Coast ?/?
Jamaica ?/?
Japan ?/?
Jordan ?/?
Kazakhstan ?/?
Kenya ?/?
Kiribati ?/?
Kuwait ?/?
Kyrgyzstan ?/?
Laos ?/?
Latvia ?/?
Lebanon ?/?
Lesotho ?/?
Liberia ?/?
Libya ?/?
Liechtenstein ?/?
Lithuania ?/?
Luxembourg ?/?
Macau ?/?
Republic of Macedonia ?/?
Madagascar ?/?
Malawi ?/?
Malaysia ?/?
Maldives ?/?
Mali ?/?
Malta ?/?
Marshall Islands ?/?
Mauritania ?/?
Mauritius ?/?
Mexico ?/?
Moldova ?/?
Monaco ?/?
Mongolia ?/?
Montenegro ?/?
Morocco ?/?
Mozambique ?/?
Namibia ?/?
Nauru ?/?
Nepal ?/?
Netherlands ?/?
New Zealand ?/?
Nicaragua ?/?
Niger ?/?
Nigeria ?/?
North Korea ?/?
Norway ?/?
Oman ?/?
Pakistan ?/?
Palau ?/?
Panama ?/?
Papua New Guinea ?/?
Paraguay ?/?
Peru ?/?
Philippines ?/?
Poland ?/?
Portugal ?/?
Qatar ?/?
Republic of the Congo ?/?
Romania ?/?
Russia ?/?
Rwanda ?/?
Saint Kitts and Nevis ?/?
Saint Lucia ?/?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?/?
Samoa ?/?
San Marino ?/?
São Tomé and Príncipe ?/?
Saudi Arabia ?/?
Senegal ?/?
Serbia ?/?
Seychelles ?/?
Sierra Leone ?/?
Singapore ?/?
Slovakia ?/?
Slovenia ?/?
Solomon Islands ?/?
Somalia ?/?
South Africa ?/?
South Korea ?/?
South Sudan ?/?
Spain ?/34000 [112]
Sri Lanka ?/?
Sudan ?/?
Suriname ?/?
Swaziland ?/?
Sweden ?/?
Switzerland ?/?
Syria ?/?
Taiwan ?/?
Tajikistan ?/?
Tanzania ?/?
Thailand ?/?
Togo ?/?
Tonga ?/?
Trinidad and Tobago ?/?
Tunisia ?/?
Turkey ?/?
Turkmenistan ?/?
Tuvalu ?/?
Uganda ?/?
Ukraine ?/?
United Arab Emirates ?/?
United Kingdom ?/2389 National 122, Local 654, University 328, Special 1,224, Business 61[113]
United States ?/?
Uruguay ?/?
Uzbekistan ?/?
Vanuatu ?/?
Vatican City ?/?
Venezuela ?/?
Vietnam ?/?
Yemen ?/?
Zambia ?/?
Zimbabwe ?/?

Libraries[edit]

See also: the categories Libraries by country and Libraries by continent.
Library at Melk Abbey in Austria.

A library is an organized collection of information resources made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both.

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Articles Progress
Worldwide ?/72000
?/?
According to OCLC, there are 72,000+ libraries in 170 countries.[114]
Afghanistan ?/?
Albania ?/?
Algeria ?/?
Andorra ?/?
Angola ?/?
Antigua and Barbuda ?/?
Argentina ?/?
Armenia ?/?
Australia ?/?
Austria ?/?
Azerbaijan ?/?
Bahamas ?/?
Bahrain ?/?
Bangladesh ?/?
Barbados ?/?
Belarus ?/?
Belgium ?/?
Belize ?/?
Benin ?/?
Bhutan ?/?
Bolivia ?/?
Bosnia and Herzegovina ?/?
Botswana ?/?
Brazil ?/?
Brunei ?/?
Bulgaria ?/?
Burkina Faso ?/?
Burma ?/?
Burundi ?/60 [115]
Cambodia ?/?
Cameroon ?/?
Canada ?/4154
?/3415
?/732
?/7
And 18,605 school libraries.[116]
Cape Verde ?/?
Central African Republic ?/?
Chad ?/?
Chile ?/?
China ?/?
Colombia ?/?
Comoros ?/?
Costa Rica ?/?
Croatia ?/232 [117]
Cuba ?/400 [118]
Cyprus ?/?
Czech Republic ?/6245 [119]
Democratic Republic of the Congo ?/?
Denmark ?/250 [120]
Djibouti ?/?
Dominica ?/?
East Timor ?/?
Dominican Republic ?/?
Ecuador ?/?
Egypt ?/?
El Salvador ?/?
Equatorial Guinea ?/?
Eritrea ?/?
Estonia ?/?
Ethiopia ?/?
Federated States of Micronesia ?/?
Finland ?/436 [121][122]
Fiji ?/?
France ?/1600 [123][124]
Gabon ?/?
Gambia ?/?
Georgia ?/?
Germany ?/6313 [125]
Ghana ?/?
Greece ?/672 [126]
Greenland ?/?
Grenada ?/?
Guatemala ?/?
Guinea ?/?
Guinea-Bissau ?/?
Guyana ?/?
Haiti ?/?
Honduras ?/?
Hong Kong ?/?
Hungary ?/3518 [127]
Iceland ?/187 [128]
India ?/?
Indonesia ?/?
Iran ?/?
Iraq ?/?
Ireland ?/?
Israel ?/?
Italy ?/?
Ivory Coast ?/?
Jamaica ?/?
Japan ?/?
Jordan ?/?
Kazakhstan ?/?
Kenya ?/?
Kiribati ?/?
Kuwait ?/?
Kyrgyzstan ?/?
Laos ?/?
Latvia ?/998 [129]
Lebanon ?/?
Lesotho ?/?
Liberia ?/?
Libya ?/?
Liechtenstein ?/?
Lithuania ?/1478 [130]
Luxembourg ?/?
Macau ?/?
Republic of Macedonia ?/?
Madagascar ?/?
Malawi ?/?
Malaysia ?/?
Maldives ?/?
Mali ?/?
Malta ?/?
Marshall Islands ?/?
Mauritania ?/?
Mauritius ?/?
Mexico ?/?
Moldova ?/?
Monaco ?/?
Mongolia ?/?
Montenegro ?/?
Morocco ?/18 [131]
Mozambique ?/?
Namibia ?/?
Nauru ?/?
Nepal ?/?
Netherlands ?/579 [132]
New Zealand ?/?
Nigeria ?/?
Niger ?/?
Nigeria ?/?
North Korea ?/200 [133]
Norway ?/1108 [134]
Oman ?/?
Pakistan ?/?
Palau ?/?
Panama ?/40 [135]
Papua New Guinea ?/?
Paraguay ?/?
Peru ?/200 [136]
Philippines ?/?
Poland ?/9230 [137]
Portugal ?/168 [138]
Qatar ?/?
Republic of the Congo ?/?
Romania ?/2950 [139]
Russia ?/50032 [140]
Rwanda ?/?
Saint Kitts and Nevis ?/?
Saint Lucia ?/?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?/?
Samoa ?/?
San Marino ?/?
São Tomé and Príncipe ?/?
Saudi Arabia ?/?
Senegal ?/?
Serbia ?/?
Seychelles ?/?
Sierra Leone ?/?
Singapore ?/?
Slovakia ?/?
Slovenia ?/?
Solomon Islands ?/?
Somalia ?/?
South Africa ?/?
South Korea ?/?
South Sudan ?/?
Spain ?/?
Sri Lanka ?/?
Sudan ?/?
Suriname ?/?
Swaziland ?/?
Sweden ?/324 [141]
Switzerland ?/?
Syria ?/?
Taiwan ?/?
Tajikistan ?/?
Tanzania ?/16 [142]
Thailand ?/?
Togo ?/?
Tonga ?/?
Trinidad and Tobago ?/?
Tunisia ?/250 [143]
Ukraine ?/21857 [144]
United Arab Emirates ?/?
United Kingdom ?/5500
?/4517
?/979
?/4
[113]
United States ?/139000 [145]
Uruguay ?/?
Uzbekistan ?/?
Vanuatu ?/?
Vatican City ?/?
Venezuela ?/?
Vietnam ?/?
Yemen ?/?
Zambia ?/?
Zimbabwe ?/76 [146]

Museums[edit]

The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world.
See also: the categories Museums by country and Museums by continent.

A museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary.

Country Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Worldwide ?/55000
?/17673
According to The World Museum Community, there are 55,000+ museums in 202 countries.[147] About 17,673 museums in Europe, based on 2003 and 2008 figures.[148]
Afghanistan ?/?
Albania ?/?
Algeria ?/?
Andorra ?/?
Angola ?/?
Antigua and Barbuda ?/?
Argentina ?/?
Armenia ?/?
Aruba 8/8
Australia ?/1019 768 social history museums, 425 historic properties and sites, and 83 other museums.[149]
Austria ?/?
Azerbaijan ?/?
Bahamas ?/?
Bahrain ?/?
Bangladesh ?/?
Barbados ?/?
Belarus ?/?
Belgium ?/?
Belize ?/?
Benin ?/?
Bhutan ?/?
Bolivia ?/?
Bosnia and Herzegovina ?/?
Botswana ?/?
Brazil ?/?
Brunei ?/?
Bulgaria ?/?
Burkina Faso ?/?
Burma ?/?
Burundi ?/?
Cambodia ?/?
Cameroon ?/?
Canada ?/2400 [150]
Cape Verde ?/?
Central African Republic ?/?
Chad ?/?
Chile ?/?
China ?/?
Colombia ?/?
Comoros ?/?
Costa Rica ?/?
Croatia ?/?
Cuba ?/? User:Emijrp/List of museums in Cuba
Cyprus ?/?
Czech Republic ?/?
Democratic Republic of the Congo ?/?
Denmark ?/?
Djibouti ?/?
Dominica ?/?
East Timor ?/?
Dominican Republic ?/?
Ecuador ?/?
Egypt ?/?
El Salvador ?/?
Equatorial Guinea ?/?
Eritrea ?/?
Estonia ?/?
Ethiopia ?/?
Federated States of Micronesia ?/?
Fiji ?/?
Finland ?/280 [122]
France ?/1000 [123]
Gabon ?/?
Gambia ?/?
Georgia ?/?
Germany ?/4000 [151][125]
Ghana ?/?
Greece ?/?
Greenland ?/?
Grenada ?/?
Guatemala ?/?
Guinea ?/?
Guinea-Bissau ?/?
Guyana ?/?
Haiti ?/?
Honduras ?/?
Hong Kong ?/?
Hungary ?/500 [127]
Iceland ?/50 [128]
India ?/?
Indonesia ?/?
Iran ?/?
Iraq ?/?
Ireland ?/?
Israel ?/?
Italy ?/?
Ivory Coast ?/?
Jamaica ?/?
Japan ?/?
Jordan ?/?
Kazakhstan ?/?
Kenya ?/?
Kiribati ?/?
Kuwait ?/?
Kyrgyzstan ?/?
Laos ?/?
Latvia ?/?
Lebanon ?/?
Lesotho ?/?
Liberia ?/?
Libya ?/?
Liechtenstein ?/?
Lithuania ?/?
Luxembourg ?/?
Macau ?/?
Republic of Macedonia ?/?
Madagascar ?/?
Malawi ?/?
Malaysia ?/?
Maldives ?/?
Mali ?/?
Malta ?/?
Marshall Islands ?/?
Mauritania ?/?
Mauritius ?/?
Mexico ?/?
Moldova ?/?
Monaco ?/?
Mongolia ?/?
Montenegro ?/?
Morocco ?/11 [131]
Mozambique ?/?
Namibia ?/?
Nauru ?/?
Nepal ?/?
Netherlands ?/?
New Zealand ?/?
Nicaragua ?/?
Niger ?/?
Nigeria ?/?
North Korea ?/?
Norway ?/?
Oman ?/?
Pakistan ?/27 [152]
Palau ?/?
Panama ?/?
Papua New Guinea ?/?
Paraguay ?/?
Peru ?/250 [136]
Philippines ?/?
Poland ?/500 [137]
Portugal ?/300 [138]
Qatar ?/?
Republic of the Congo ?/?
Romania ?/400 [139]
Russia ?/1000 [140]
Rwanda ?/?
Saint Kitts and Nevis ?/?
Saint Lucia ?/?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?/?
Samoa ?/?
San Marino ?/?
São Tomé and Príncipe ?/?
Saudi Arabia ?/?
Senegal ?/?
Serbia ?/?
Seychelles ?/?
Sierra Leone ?/?
Singapore ?/?
Slovakia ?/?
Slovenia ?/?
Solomon Islands ?/?
Somalia ?/?
South Africa ?/?
South Korea ?/?
South Sudan ?/?
Spain ?/1400 [153]
Sri Lanka ?/?
Sudan ?/?
Suriname ?/?
Swaziland ?/?
Sweden ?/200 [141]
Switzerland ?/?
Syria ?/?
Taiwan ?/?
Tajikistan ?/?
Tanzania ?/?
Thailand ?/?
Togo ?/?
Tonga ?/?
Trinidad and Tobago ?/?
Tunisia ?/?
Turkey ?/?
Turkmenistan ?/?
Tuvalu ?/?
Uganda ?/?
Ukraine ?/?
United Arab Emirates ?/?
United Kingdom ?/2500 [113][154]
United States ?/17500 [155]
Uruguay ?/?
Uzbekistan ?/?
Vanuatu ?/?
Vatican City ?/?
Venezuela ?/?
Vietnam ?/?
Yemen ?/?
Zambia ?/?
Zimbabwe ?/?

Largest GLAM institutions[edit]

Institution Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
British Library
  • ?
?/150000000 150,000,000 items. Books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. 14 million are books, 3 million recordings. See also British Library Sound Archive.
Smithsonian Institution
  • ?
?/137000000 137,000,000 objects, artworks and specimens.[156]
Library of Congress
  • ?
?/32000000 32,000,000 volumes.[157]
Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ?
?/2000000 2,000,000 works.
Tokyo National Museum
  • ?
?/110000 110,000 objects.
Louvre museum
  • ?
?/30000 30,000 items.[158]

See also List of the largest libraries in the United States.


Philosophy[edit]

The Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David (1787). The painting depicts the philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock.

Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Philosophies
  • ?
?/?
Philosophy by period
  • ?
?/?
Philosophy by field
  • ?
?/?
Philosophy by region
  • ?
?/?
Philosophical concepts
  • ?
?/?

This section excludes #Biographies.

Science[edit]

Main articles: Science and Outline of science

Science – systematic effort of acquiring knowledge—through observation and experimentation coupled with logic and reasoning to find out what can be proved or not proved—and the knowledge thus acquired. The word "science" comes from the Latin word "scientia" meaning knowledge.

Astronomy[edit]

Main articles: Astronomy and Outline of astronomy
NGC 4676, or the Mice Galaxies, are two spiral galaxies in the constellation Coma Berenices. About 290 million light-years away, they are presently in the process of colliding and merging.

Astronomy is a natural science that deals with the study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth (such as the cosmic background radiation). It is concerned with the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects, as well as the formation and development of the universe.

Large-scale structure of the cosmos
Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Galaxies ?/125000000000 [159]
Galaxy clusters ?/?
Globular clusters ?/?
Open clusters ?/?
Superclusters ?/?
Voids ?/?
Astronomical bodies
Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Asteroids 216000/310376 As of December 2011 there are 310,376 numbered minor planets, and about as many yet unnumbered. Only some 16,000 minor planets have been given names.
Comets ?/?
Dwarf planets ?/10000 [160]
Exoplanets ?/?
Multiplanetary systems 168/168
Free-floating planets ?/? [161]
Planets features ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Hundreds of thousands of craters in Mars, only 1000 with names.
Quasars ?/?
Stars ?/?
Astronomical Catalogues
Topic Estimate Comments
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Guide Star Catalog II
  • ?
?/20000000 20,000,000 stars with apparent magnitudes of 6 to 15 (945,592,683 stars out to magnitude 21). Not all stars are notable (well, for the life forms in their planets sure), but we can create lists like the asteroids ones (10,000 stars per list are "only" 100,000 pages).
Index Catalogue
  • ?
?/5386
Messier Catalogue 100/100
New General Catalogue 900/7840

Space exploration[edit]

Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth.

Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of outer space by means of space technology. Physical exploration of space is conducted both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Human spaceflights ?/250
Artificial satellites ?/6800 [162]
Space agencies ?/?
Space probes ?/?
Space stations ?/?
Other 5/5

Biology[edit]

Main article: Biology
Plants in the Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda.

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.

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Bacteria genera ?/?
Bacteria species ?/100000 Between 100,000-10,000,000.[163]
Proteins ?/?
Viruses genera ?/?
Viruses ?/6000 [164]
Individual animals ?/?

Zoos and aquaria are counted in #Architecture.

Species[edit]

Main article: Species

In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. While in many cases this definition is adequate, the difficulty of defining species is known as the species problem.

Species count[165]
Taxon Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Species ?/8700000 Recent studies indicate there are 8,700,000 species, with an error of ±1,300,000 (6,500,000 land species, 2,200,000 marine species). Only 1,233,500 species (14%) have been described.[166] Other estimates range between 2 and 100 million species. See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Global Names Index
Animalia ?/1552319
Arthropoda ?/1242040
Insecta ?/1020007
Coleoptera ?/387100
Diptera ?/159294
Lepidoptera ?/157424
Chelicerata ?/113894
Arachnida ?/112201
Crustacea ?/66914
Acari ?/54617
Araneae ?/43579
Nematoda ?/24783
Orthoptera ?/24276
Trilobita ?/19606
Myriapoda ?/11885
Other ?/?
?/?
Catalogue Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
World Resources Institute
  • ?
?/1400000
Tara Research Vessel
  • ?
?/1000000 Tara Research Vessel Discovers One Million New Species Of Microscopic Sea Life (PICTURES)
Catalogue of Life
  • ?
?/1404038 Species for all kingdoms as of May 2012, with coverage of 74% of the estimated 1.9 million species known to science (zip)
All Species Foundation
  • ?
?/? On-going project to catalog all species on Earth by 2025, by Long Now Foundation

Human body[edit]

Main article: Human body
Human body features displayed on bodies on which body hair and male facial hair has been removed.

The human body is the entire structure of a human organism, and consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. By the time the human reaches adulthood, the body consists of close to 100 trillion cells,[167] the basic unit of life. These cells are organised biologically to eventually form the whole body.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Human organs ?/1000 850 muscles, 206 bones
Human genes ?/85000 [168]
Human proteins ?/200000 [169]

Chemistry[edit]

Main article: Chemistry
Chemicals in flasks.

Chemistry is the science of matter, especially its chemical reactions, but also its composition, structure and properties.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Elements 118/118
Compounds ?/60000000 As listed in the CAS database [4] (with growth of 10 million in less than two years), probably not all notable or can be described as variants in overview articles
Reactions ?/?
Minerals ?/4900

Health[edit]

Main articles: Health and List of diseases

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Diseases ?/12000
?/?
?/?
[170]
Disorders ?/?
Drugs ?/21000 [171] (1,357 unique drugs: 1,204 are 'small-molecule drugs' and 166 are 'biological' drugs)

Hospitals are counted in #Architecture.

Mathematics[edit]

Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens.

Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change.

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Areas ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Number List of numbers ?/? 0 integers and even more reals.
Prime number List of prime numbers ?/? 0 prime numbers.
Integer sequences ?/? 200,000+[172]

Meteorology[edit]

Tracks of all known Atlantic tropical cyclones from 1851 to 2005
See also: the categories Meteorology and Weather.

Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century. The 19th century saw breakthroughs occur after observing networks developed across several countries. After the development of the computer in the latter half of the 20th century, breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Meteorological phenomena
  • ?
?/?
Weather instruments
  • ?
?/?
Seasons ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Hurricanes ?/?

Physics[edit]

Various examples of physical phenomena.

Physics (from Ancient Greek: φύσις physis "nature") is a natural science that involves the study of matter.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Concepts in and branches of physics ?/?
Particles ?/?
Nuclides 100/3000 [173]

Planetary science[edit]

Earth and planetary sciences are the sciences that study the material and dynamics of Earth and other celestial bodies.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Lithostratigraphic units
  • ?
1000/100000
Fossils
  • ?
?/300000 [174]
Meteorites
  • ?
?/50000 [175]
Rocks types ?/500
Geologic Time Scale 200/500 Current and old time units.

Society[edit]

Starting fire by hand. Bushmen in Botswana.

A society, or a human society, is a group of people related to each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or virtual territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Uncontacted peoples
  • ?
?/?

Business[edit]

Main articles: Business and Outline of business

A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Company ?/?
Food ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?

Culture[edit]

Main articles: Culture and List of cultures
See also: the categories Lists of symbols, Lists of flags, and Currency lists.
Mirror of the Internet Archive, a digital library with petabytes of historical content,[176] in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

Culture is the range of human phenomena that cannot be attributed to genetic inheritance.

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Culture ?/?
Flags ?/?
Symbols ?/?
Currencies ?/?

Law[edit]

Lady Justice is the symbol of the judiciary.

Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Country legal systems ?/200
Case law ?/?
Treaty ?/? 507 international treaties.[177]
Human rights ?/?
?/?
Roman law ?/?
Software license ?/?
Free content license ?/?

Languages[edit]

Arnold Lakhovsky, The Conversation (circa 1935).

Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. The scientific study of language in any of its senses is called linguistics.

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Languages ?/6900
?/?
?/?
?/?
[178]
Animal communication ?/?
Writing systems ?/?
?/?
?/?
Exolinguistics
  • ?
?/?
Alien language
  • ?
?/?
Phonetics articles
  • ?
?/?
Catalogue Estimate Comments
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Rosetta Project
  • ?
?/? Its goal is to permanent archive 1,500 languages (13,000 microscopic pages of text) in a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone to last from 2000 to 12,000 AD.

See also wiktionary:Category:All languages for words in all languages.

For programming and computer languages, see #Software.

Organizations[edit]

An organization is a social entity that has a collective goal and is linked to an external environment.

Topic Estimate Comments
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Non-governmental organization ?/?
?/3300000
?/277000
?/1500000
[179][180][181][182]

People[edit]

6% completed (estimate)

   

A man and a woman in the Pioneer plaque.

In a city with a population of 100,000 inhabitants we may have about 100 notable people: scientists, writers, artists, activists, politicians, sportspeople, actors, singers, lawyers and many more. If the world population is about 7,000,000,000, we would have 7,000,000,000/(100,000/100) = 7,000,000 notable biographies of living people (BLP).

But we have to look into the past centuries too. The number of people who have ever been born is around 100,000,000,000[183]. This gives us an estimate of 10,000,000 notable biographies (excluding the 7,000,000 BLP).

This section contains lists of people by occupation. These lists virtually include people from all countries, but sub-lists by country are desirable (do not count people twice, though). Also, list of fictional people by occupation are possible.

See also: User:Emijrp/Systemic bias/Contemporary bias

Politics[edit]

The Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, shown here on 20 May 2011, became a focal point and a symbol during the 2011–2013 Spanish protests.

Politics is the art or science of influencing people on a civic, or individual level, when there are more than 2 people involved.

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Political ideologies List of political ideologies ?/?
Political parties List of political parties ?/?
Demonstrations List of demonstrations ?/?

This section excludes biographies. For elections, see #Elections.

Religion and mythology[edit]

Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Religion ?/4200 [184]
Mythology ?/100
Creation myth ?/100

pl:Encyklopedia Katolicka alone includes around 40,000 definitions (it includes things like fire - but Fire in religion is possible article). It is safe to multiply that by 25X (List of religions and spiritual traditions)

Sports and games[edit]

Main articles: Sport, List of sports, Game and List of games
Sport in childhood.

Sports are all forms of competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants. Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. A game is structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.

Topic Estimate Comments
Articles Progress
Sports ?/8000 8,000+ indigeneous sports and sporting games.[185]
Sport teams ?/?
Sport leagues ?/?
Martial arts ?/?
Games ?/58900 58,900+ games in the Board Game Geek index.[186]
For virtual games, see #Videogames.

Technology[edit]

Main article: Technology
By the mid 20th century, humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the atmosphere of the Earth for the first time and explore space.

Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.

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Inventions ?/?
Discoveries ?/?

Hardware[edit]

Main article: Hardware
Topic Estimate Comments
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Microprocessors ?/?
Microcontrollers ?/?

Patents[edit]

Main articles: Patents and List of patents

A patent is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention.

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Espacenet
  • ?
?/? 70,000,000
Japan Patent Office
  • ?
?/? In 2005, it received 427,078 patent applications, 11,386 utility model applications, 39,254 design applications, and 125,807 trademark applications; it registered 122,944 patents, 10,573 utility model rights, 32,633 design rights, and 97,939 trademark rights in the same year.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • ?
?/? As of February 2008, the PTO has granted over 7,950,000 patents.

Transport[edit]

Main article: Transport
People walking in front of the bulk carrier BW Fjord

Transport or transportation is the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport is important since it enables trade between peoples, which in turn establishes civilizations.

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Air transport ?/43982
?/?
[187]
Bus transport ?/?
Rail transport ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Road transport ?/?
?/?
[188]
Ship transport ?/?
?/?
(Historical ship types: ?; Sailing boat types: ?)

Weapons[edit]

Main article: Weapons

A weapon, arm, or armament is a tool or instrument used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings—physical or mental—artificial structures, or systems.

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Weapons ?/?
Armoured fighting vehicles ?/?
Firearms ?/?
?/?
?/?
?/?
Missiles ?/?
Torpedo ?/?

Further knowledge[edit]

Some further knowledge and estimates.

Destroyed knowledge[edit]

The lost Library of Alexandria. Only one of the amount of destroyed libraries in the antiquity.

Everyday, distinct forms of knowledge are lost forever and no copies are available. Every death of a person, destroys knowledge. When a natural disaster hits a region or a war breaks out, a lot of libraries, archives, museums, monuments and other heritage, valuable buildings and objects are destroyed. Some people think that "There is no deadline", but as you can see in the following lines, there is a deadline, it is a battle against time. This is an incomplete list of lost or destroyed objects, books, encyclopedias, films, libraries, archives, museums, and other forms of knowledge.

This list is incomplete, for a more detailed page, see Wikipedia:There is a deadline.

Furthermore, hundreds websites are closed every day in the Internet. Projects like Internet Archive or WebCitation and volunteers groups like Archive Team save copies of some of them, but much others are lost forever.

Knowledge organization[edit]

The original "figurative system of human knowledge" tree, in French.

Lists of missing articles[edit]

Many users compile huge lists of missing encyclopedic and notable articles to be developed (search results for intitle:missing articles). If you have any list plenty of red links, please add yourself:

See progress for WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles.

More estimates[edit]

  • How many portals are needed? Currently there are 1,000+ portals.

New knowledge[edit]

These are some estimations of new knowledge generated every year:

Preservation[edit]

Wikimedia projects aims to compile all human knowledge, they are focused in the quantity and quality of the contents, but what about preservation? How are we going to preserve all the knowledge for the future generations? There are several organizations working on the preservation of information and weak heritage, some of them are the following:

Sister projects[edit]

2.9M geolocated images in Wikimedia Commons. As you can see, some areas coverage is highly biased.
Wikimedia logo family 2013.svg

Sections aboved are focused in those entities which are notable for Wikipedia. Sister projects include:

  • Wikimedia Commons:
    • Hundred images of every municipality in the world?
    • See Geograph Britain and Ireland (http://www.geograph.org.uk) project which aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Earth land surface area is 148,940,000 km2 (minimum 1 image per km2?)
    • Images, sounds and videos for every animal species
      • Imagine a category with sounds for every bird species
  • Wikiquote: quotes by all biographies? (1 page per biography)
  • Wikidata: a collaboratively edited database to support Wikipedia. It will probably help to discover how many articles are still needed to create
  • Wiktionary:
    • All lemmas of all languages? The Spanish DRAE has 80,000 lemmas* over 500 languages would be 40 million providing Spanish case is typical.
    • All idioms? this dictionary has 5000+ Spanish idioms. Again 5000*500 = 2,500 000 idioms if Spanish case is typical.

Some examples[edit]

If you don't think that there are still millions of missing topics, here you have some odd examples. Add yours!