I wanted to list
admin_level=4 administrative areas of Poland.
['ISO3166-1'='PL'] -> .parent_area;
used to work, but now it lists for example https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/59189
Overpass Turbo reports that its area database is massively outdated (969 days replication lag), so maybe it is not even OSM data issue.
How can I list admin_level=4 areas of a specific country? Preferably using pure OSM data?
Depending on your country, you may get some good results by checking the relation tags only:
Obviously, the results you’re gettings are mainly due to the outdated areas. If you calculcate areas on the fly (not support on the main instance), the result looks as expected:
An mentioned elsewhere already, outdated areas are an operational issue that can only be fixed by the operator of an instance.
Do you know whether/where overpass-api.de issues can be reported?
I looked at Overpass API - OpenStreetMap Wiki and https://overpass-api.de/ and help menu in Overpass Turbo and found nothing useful
Last one has
overpass turbo is maintained by Martin Raifer (tyr.asd at gmail.com).
but I think it refers to Overpass Turbo code, not to this specific instance.
It’s probably one of the best hidden pages on the wiki: Overpass API/status - OpenStreetMap Wiki
As it’s already been reported quite a while ago, my suggestion would be to send an email to @drolbr now.
Areas are up-to-date again, and your query shows the expected results on the main instance again now.