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Culture of Bahamas

People in Bahamas speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Bahamas is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Bahamas is 0.1855. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 84.3% of Bahamas's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Bahamas. The rate of urbanization in Bahamas is considered to be 1.4. According to data on inbound tourists in Bahamas, 1,364,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Bahamas is called 'March On, Bahamaland'. It was adopted in 1973. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Timothy Gibson.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Bahamas was opened on 4 August 1975, and it was located in Nassau. At the moment Bahamas 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. Around 35% of the population of Bahamas are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Bahamas consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 34% beer, 14.6% wine, 50.4% distilled spirits, 1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Bahamas is crack conch with peas and rice.