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.
After conquering the Ottomans in 16, the Habsburgs ruled all of Hungary.
The population accepted their right to rule but kept and observed their own laws, legislative powers, parliament, and administrative division.
The most significant manifestation of national unity is the sense of linguistic and cultural connection that includes the national language, literature, music, folk culture, folk literature, folk traditions, and history.