I really don’t get what the guiding principles for Areas are. Too me they seem like a total hodge-podge. Examples:
Vienna (population 1.8 million) is further subdivided into districts for some reason, while Nineveh (pop. 3.3 million) is not subdevided below the province level, missing a city of two million like Mosul completely.
On the other hand, searching for „Vienna“ lists eight small towns in the USA (some of them outright tiny) then some „New Vienna“ and finally the abovementioned city, because „Vienna“ is just its English alias.
Wikipedia says: „Tombouctou region is world-famous for its capital, the ancient city Timbuktu“. We have the region, but not the capital. Under the region, we only have Niafunké, its main claim to fame being that Ali Farka Touré was once its mayor (well, that’s somewhat on-topic for MB…).
Long story short, my question is: where do we want to go with Areas? What are the criterias to include one? Subdivide an existing one? Or not?