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Vital articles
Vital articles

There are currently 6,825,889 articles on the English Wikipedia, some of which have been selected as vital articles. They are organized into five levels of vitality. Level 1 contains the ten most vital articles, and each further level expands on the selection of the previous level, as follows:

Level 1 (10 articles) - Level 2 (100 articles) - Level 3 (1,000 articles) - Level 4 (10,000 articles) - Level 5 (50,000 articles)

This page contains the level 3 list. Any modification to the list should only be made after discussion on the talk page. The list's articles are categorized by topic to aid navigation.

The vital article lists are meant to guide the prioritization of improvements to vital articles and to monitor their quality. They are tailored to the English Wikipedia, unlike the list of articles every Wikipedia should have on Meta-Wiki. They are actively maintained by the dedicated WikiProject Vital Articles. For more on the history, process and purpose behind the vital article lists, please visit the FAQ page.

Rewards for improving vital articles

Please contact the prize sponsors for additional information. Remember to adhere to Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, and to exercise common sense.


Last updated by starship.paint (RUN) 03:13, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The following table summarizes the quality of the articles on this list. It is updated daily by Cewbot. Total 1,002 articles.

Class #Articles
FA 73
GA 143
A 2
B 400
C 385
FFA 80
DGA 90

Level 3 vital articles

This section contains 1002 articles out of a quota of 1000.


This section contains 113 articles.


This section contains 85 articles.


This section contains 106 articles.


This section contains 45 articles.

Philosophy and religion

This section contains 55 articles.

Everyday life

This section contains 57 articles.

Society and social sciences

This section contains 146 articles.

Health, medicine and disease

This section contains 41 articles.


This section contains 213 articles.


This section contains 97 articles.


This section contains 44 articles.

See also