Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4

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10,000 Things
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The Tao covers the ten thousand things like flood waters.
It flows in all directions.
The ten thousand things depend on it.
The Tao denies none of them.

Laozi, Tao Te Ching, Verse 34

Vital articles are lists of subjects for which the English Wikipedia should have corresponding featured-class articles. They serve as centralized watchlists to track the quality status of Wikipedia's most important articles and to give editors guidance on which articles to prioritize for improvement. The most important articles are in Level 1.

This is a list of 10,000 subjects for which the English Wikipedia should ultimately have featured-class articles. This list is in the process of being refined and prioritized on the basis of topic-by-topic discussion and voting on the talk page. Articles should not be added to or removed from this list without going through the nomination and voting process on the talk page. Everyone is welcome to participate.

This list is tailored to the English-language Wikipedia. There is also a list of ten thousand articles considered vital to Wikipedias of all languages, as well as Vital Article lists tailored to different Wikipedia languages accessible via the languages sidebar.

Because of its size, Vital articles Level 4 has been split into eleven sublists. If you spot a duplicate listing, please remove one of them; if you aren't sure in which section a topic belongs, please initiate a discussion on the talk page.

As of October 3, 2021, this list includes 9999 individual articles.

List No. Section Current number Target number Variance
1 People 1,989 2,000 -11
2 History 681 700 19
3 Geography 1,201 1,200 1
4 Arts 671 700 -29
5 Philosophy and religion 434 450 -16
6 Everyday life 477 450 27
7 Society and social sciences 928 900 28
8 Biological and health sciences 1,477 1,500 -23
8.1    Health, medicine and disease 276 300 -24
9 Physical sciences 1,098 1,100 -2
9.1    Basics and measurement 80 100 -20
9.2    Astronomy 195 200 -5
9.3    Chemistry 270 250 20
9.4    Earth science 260 250 10
9.5    Physics 293 300 -7
10 Technology 742 700 42
11 Mathematics 301 300 1
Total 9999 10,000 -1

Counts updated from subpages by: --Thi (talk) 16:48, 3 October 2021 (UTC)[]

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