Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/5

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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 status of Wikipedia's most important articles. The most important articles are in Level 1.

This page offers a currently incomplete list of 50,000 subjects for which the English Wikipedia should ultimately have featured-class articles.

This list is in the process of being created. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you see an article that you think should be included in an incomplete section, then add it to the list. If you are unsure, then you can propose it on the talk page. Please do not remove articles which have some reasonable chance of staying here upon completion. If something was added which seems obviously not able to stand as one of the 50,000 then you can remove it, with discussion if contested, always assuming good faith. Mass deletes of articles should always be preceded by discussion. Additions AND removals to sections that are complete or nearly complete should be discussed. Sections that are at 98% or more of their capacity have been tagged as "complete" below.

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 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.

As of September 9, 2020 this list includes 44,553 individual articles.

List No. Section Count as of September 9, 2020 Target number Complete?
1 People 15,385 15,000 Yes
1.1    Writers and journalists 2,132 2,000 Yes
1.2    Artists, musicians, and composers 2,394 2,300 Yes
1.3    Entertainers, directors, producers, and screenwriters 2,334 2,100 Yes
1.4    Philosophers, historians, and social scientists 1,204 1,300 No
1.5    Religious figures 489 500 Yes
1.6    Politicians and leaders 2,420 2,300 Yes
1.7    Military personnel, revolutionaries, and activists 943 1,000 No
1.8    Scientists, inventors, and mathematicians 1,042 1,100 No
1.9    Sports figures 1,202 1,200 Yes
1.10    Miscellaneous 1,225 1,200 Yes
2 History 2,607 3,300 No
3 Geography 5,009 5,300 No
3.1    Physical geography 1,647 1,900 No
3.2    Countries and subdivisions 1,367 1,400 No
3.3    Cities 1,995 2,000 Yes
4 Arts 3,487 3,300 Yes
5 Philosophy and religion 1,298 1,400 No
6 Everyday life 1,067 1,200 No
6.1 Sports, games and recreation 1,193 1,150 Yes
7 Society and social sciences 4,568 4,000 Yes
8 Biological and health sciences 3,195 6,400 No
8.1    Biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology 831 1,600 No
8.2    Animals 1,287 2,400 No
8.3    Plants, fungi, and other organisms 529 1,200 No
8.4    Health, medicine, and disease 548 1,200 No
9 Physical sciences 3,585 4,850 No
9.1    Basics and measurement 357 400 No
9.2    Astronomy 797 850 No
9.3    Chemistry 623 1,200 No
9.4    Earth science 844 1,200 No
9.5    Physics 964 1,200 No
10 Technology 2,393 3,000 No
11 Mathematics 766 1,100 No
Total 44,362 50,000 No

Counts updated by: Saturdayopen (talk) 22:46, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

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