Vital articles are lists of subjects for which the English should have corresponding featured-class articles. They serve as centralized watchlists to track the status of's most important articles. The very most important articles are in Level 1.

This page constitutes Level 3 of the vital articles list and includes approximately 1,000 articles. All articles from higher levels are also included in lower levels. For example, all 100 subjects on the Level 2 list (shown on this page in bold font) are included here in Level 3. And the Level 2 list also includes the 10 subjects on Level 1 (shown on this page in bold italics). A Level 4 list of 10,000 articles and a Level 5 list of 50,000 articles are in the process of being created.

Articles are labelled as:

These symbols and article counts are not updated by Bot0612.

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

Articles should not be added or removed from this list without a consensus on the talk page. For more information on this list and the process for adding or removing articles, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


Current total (1,001 articles)

Last updated by --Thi (talk) 11:03, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

People (129 articles)

History (80 articles)

Geography (97 articles)

Arts (42 articles)

Philosophy and religion (56 articles)

Everyday life (57 articles)

Society and social sciences (149 articles)

Health, medicine and disease (40 articles)

Science (198 articles)

Technology (100 articles)

Mathematics (52 articles)

See also

View counts

Tag cloud of vital articles by number of views over a period 90 days in summer 2014.