Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/5

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Vital articles

Vital articles on Wikipedia are written about important topics, organized into five list levels in decreasing importance: 1 (10 articles), 2 (100 articles), 3 (1000 articles), 4 (10,000 articles) and 5 (50,000 articles). An article at the top level also belongs to the lower levels. The articles are organized into groups of topics, with lower levels having more granular subdivisions. The lists serve as guidance to prioritize improvement of important articles and for monitoring their quality.

Because of its size, Vital articles Level 5 has been split into many 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. Please do not duplicate items on same level of the list.

As of December 13, 2022, the level 5 Vital Articles list includes 49,438 individual articles. This list is in the process of being created, so you may add relevant articles to incomplete sections. List of articles rated top/high importance in each individual WikiProjects is an useful accompany to this list. If the sections are complete (>98% at capacity) or you are unsure, you should propose it on the talk page. Feel free to remove irrelevant articles from the list, however, it may be contested by a discussion. Mass deletes of articles should always be preceded by discussion.

The level 5 Vital Articles list is monitored by the WikiProject Vital Articles. A more detailed explanation on the purpose, mechanisms and history of the Vital Articles list can be found at its FAQ page.

  • 3.6% List-Class
  • 34.6% Start-Class
  • 31.8% C-Class
  • 21.2% B-Class
  • 4.8% GA-Class
  • 0% A-Class
  • 2.4% FA-Class
  • 1.5% remaining

Article in the Vital list have their assessment labelled as:

  • Featured articles
  • Former featured articles
  • A-class articles
  • Good articles
  • Delisted good articles
  • Failed good article nominees
  • B-class articles
  • C-class articles
  • Start-class articles
  • Stub-class articles
  • List-class articles
  • Unassessed articles

The progress bar is auto-updated via category count, and the symbols and article counts are updated daily by User:cewbot. Please read the FAQ before modifying the article list.

Sublist Current Target Complete?
People 15,635 15,000 Yes
   Writers and journalists 2,135 2,000 Yes
   Artists, musicians, and composers 2,313 2,175 Yes
   Entertainers, directors, producers, and screenwriters 2,355 2,175 Yes
   Philosophers, historians, and social scientists 1,348 1,300 Yes
   Religious figures 501 500 Yes
   Politicians and leaders 2,457 2,300 Yes
   Military personnel, revolutionaries, and activists 1,016 1,000 Yes
   Scientists, inventors, and mathematicians 1,114 1,150 Yes
   Sports figures 1,210 1,200 Yes
   Miscellaneous 1,186 1,200 Yes
History 3,215 3,300 No
Geography 5,335 5,300 Yes
   Physical geography 1,906 1,900 Yes
   Countries and subdivisions 1,398 1,400 Yes
   Cities 2,031 2,000 Yes
Arts 3,318 3,300 Yes
Philosophy and religion 1,421 1,400 Yes
Everyday life 2,433 2,400 Yes
   Everyday life 1,198 1,200 Yes
   Sports, games and recreation 1,233 1,200 Yes
Society and social sciences 4,268 4,100 Yes
   Social studies 363 500 No
   Politics and economics 1,846 1,850 Yes
   Culture 2,059 1,750 Yes
Biological and health sciences 5,034 6,000 No
   Biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology 939 1,200 No
   Animals 2,400 2,400 Yes
   Plants, fungi, and other organisms 870 1,200 No
   Health, medicine, and disease 825 1,200 No
Physical sciences 4,492 4,875 No
   Basics and measurement 360 375 No
   Astronomy 892 900 Yes
   Chemistry 1,212 1,200 Yes
   Earth science 1,033 1,200 No
   Physics 995 1,200 No
Technology 3,151 3,150 Yes
Mathematics 1,136 1,175 No
Total 49,438 50,000 No

Counts updated by: --Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 23:56, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]