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Hungary lies within the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons. As in several European countries, the population of the elderly is on the rise and that of children on the decrease.The officially recognized minorities are Armenians, Bulgarians, Croats, Germans, Greeks, Poles, Romanians, Roma (Gypsy), Ruthenians, Serbs, Slovaks, Slovenes, and Ukrainians.
Before World War II, German was the most important and frequently used second language. The Danube River divides Hungary and bisects the capital, Budapest. The population was 10,065,000 in 1999, 48,000 less than it had been a year earlier. Covering an area of 35,934 square miles (93,030 square kilometers), the country is in the Carpathian Basin, surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the Alps, and the Dinaric Alps.It can be summarized as "we are all alone" and is based on historical reasons and the "otherness" of the language and the origins of Hungarians.While the consciousness of "we are all alone" was dormant during the socialist period (1948–1989), it still remained a recognizable and crucial part of the national identity. There is evidence that the Hungarian nation was a unit in the Middle Ages.In Latin chronicles dating back to the tenth century, there are colorful origin myths of the Hungarians "conquering" and occupying the Carpathian Basin and their conversion to Christianity under King Stephen.
Many Hungarians consider their nation "the final fortress of Western Christianity and civilized Europe." National Identity.
History also has a central meaning in national awareness and identity.
Related to history is the national coat of arms, which depicts the House of Árpád's Árpád led the Hungarian conquest in 896 and his offspring founded the state and ruled until the male line died out in the early fourteenth century.
Historically, the crown validated and legitimated the ruler.
Even though the kingdom of Hungary ceased to exist in 1918, the crown continues to hold deeply meaningful national significance.
In 1526, a young Hungarian king fell in a battle with the Ottoman Turks.