Culture of Aruba
People in Aruba speak the Dutch, and Papiamento languages. The linguistic diversity of Aruba is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Aruba is 0.3889. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 46.8% of Aruba's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Aruba. The rate of urbanization in Aruba is considered to be 0.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Aruba, 979,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Aruba is called 'Aruba Dushi Tera', which in English means 'Aruba Sweet Land'. It was adopted in 1976. The lyrics have been written by Juan Chabaya Lampe and the music has been composed by Rufo Wever.
The first McDonalds in Aruba was opened on 4 April 1985, and it was located in Oranjestad. At the moment Aruba has 3 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.
The rate of alcohol consumption in Aruba and the relative distribution of different alcohol types are unknown, which might indicate the lack of traditional alcohol distribution industry.
One of the most popular national dishes of Aruba is keshi yena.