Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/5

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This is a currently incomplete list of 50,000 subjects for which Wikipedia should ultimately have featured-class articles. It expands on Vital articles Level 4, which lists 10,000 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, 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. We should ideally wait until we are close to the quota in each section before engaging in serious debate over what should stay or go.

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 November 3, 2018 this list includes 35,240 individual articles.

List No. Section November 3, 2018 Target number
1 People 12,111 15,000
1.1    Writers and journalists 1,524 2,000
1.2    Artists, musicians, and composers 2,251 2,300
1.3    Entertainers, directors, producers, and screenwriters 1,996 2,100
1.4    Philosophers, historians, and social scientists 954 1,300
1.5    Religious figures 419 500
1.6    Politicians and leaders 1,563 2,300
1.7    Military personnel, revolutionaries, and activists 621 1,000
1.8    Scientists, inventors, and mathematicians 633 1,100
1.9    Sports figures 1,138 1,200
1.10    Miscellaneous 1,012 1,200
2 History 2,094 3,300
3 Geography 4,255 5,000
3.1    Physical geography 997 1,600
3.2    Countries and subdivisions 1,281 1,400
3.3    Cities 1,977 2,000
4 Arts 2,431 3,300
5 Philosophy and religion 986 1,400
6 Everyday life 1,749 2,500
7 Society and social sciences 3,280 4,000
8 Biological and health sciences 2,755 6,400
8.1    Biology, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology 752 1,600
8.2    Animals 1,081 2,400
8.3    Plants, fungi, and other organisms 483 1,200
8.4    Health, medicine, and disease 439 1,200
9 Physical sciences 3,110 5,000
9.1    Basics and measurement 239 400
9.2    Astronomy 737 1,000
9.3    Chemistry 466 1,200
9.4    Earth science 750 1,200
9.5    Physics 918 1,200
10 Technology 1,980 3,000
11 Mathematics 489 1,100
Total 35,240 50,000

Counts updated by: Rreagan007 (talk) 05:33, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

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