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Culture of Argentina

People in Argentina speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Argentina is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Argentina is 0.0618. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 92.5% of Argentina's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Argentina. The rate of urbanization in Argentina is considered to be 1.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Argentina, 5,571,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Argentina is called 'Himno Nacional Argentino', which in English means 'Argentine National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1813. The lyrics have been written by Vicente López y Planes and the music has been composed by Blas Parera.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Argentina was opened on 24 November 1986, and it was located in Belgrano, Buenos Aires. At the moment Argentina has 209 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 30% of the population of Argentina are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Argentina consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 40.7% beer, 48% wine, 5.5% distilled spirits, 5.8% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Argentina is asado. Other national dishes include empanada.