Wikipedia:Vital articles

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).

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. Articles here should only be changed after discussion at the talk page.

The Vital Articles list is inspired by the list of articles every Wikipedia should have on Meta-Wiki and 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.

Prizes are available for improving Vital articles to good article status (GA):

Ask the prize initiators for more details. Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and common sense applies.


  • 1.1% Start-Class
  • 48.5% C-Class
  • 30.9% B-Class
  • 12.5% GA-Class
  • 0.2% A-Class
  • 6.8% FA-Class

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.

Last updated by CactiStaccingCrane (talk) 02:38, 4 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Add Cotton per archived discussion

Total 998 articles.

Class #Articles
GA 128
B 299
DGA 82
C 471
FFA 78
FA 71
FGAN 115
A 2
Start 27

Current total (998 articles)

People (112 articles)

History (83 articles)

Geography (106 articles)

Arts (45 articles)

Philosophy and religion (55 articles)

Everyday life (57 articles)

Society and social sciences (146 articles)

Health, medicine and disease (41 articles)

Science (209 articles)

Technology (99 articles)

Mathematics (45 articles)

See also