Vital articles is a list of basic subjects for which Wikipedia should have corresponding high-quality articles, and ideally featured articles. It serves as a centralized watchlist and tracks the status of some of Wikipedia's most essential articles.
This page lists 1,000 of the most vital Wikipedia articles, which forms the level 3 vital articles list. An expanded version, targeted to include 10,000 articles, is available at Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded (Level 4). There is a shorter list of 100 articles at Wikipedia:Vital 100 (Level 2), and the "top 10" at Wikipedia:Vital 10 (Level 1).
Articles are labelled with the status:
- Featured articles
- Former featured articles
- A-class articles
- Good articles
- Former good articles
- B-class articles
- C-class articles
- Start-class articles
- Stub-class articles
These symbols are updated manually and may be out of date; you are encouraged to fix any errors you discover.
This list is tailored to the English Wikipedia. For another list of 1,000 articles considered important for inclusion in Wikipedias of all languages, see m:List of articles every Wikipedia should have.
For more information on this list and the process for adding articles, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
Read more about Wikipedia:Vital Articles: History (63 Articles), Arts and Culture (64 Articles), Everyday Life (88 Articles), Society and Social Sciences (96 Articles), Science (191 Articles), Technology (110 Articles), Mathematics (62 Articles)
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