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Culture of Bangladesh

People in Bangladesh speak the Bengali language. The linguistic diversity of Bangladesh is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Bangladesh is 0.0925. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 28.4% of Bangladesh's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Bangladesh.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Bangladesh is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Bangladesh is considered to be 3.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Bangladesh, 148,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Bangladesh is called 'Amar Shonar Bangla', which in English means 'My Golden Bengal'. It was adopted in 1972. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Rabindranath Tagore.

Fast food

Around 1% of the population of Bangladesh are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Bangladesh consume 0.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 9% beer, 17.6% wine, 0.2% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Bangladesh is rice. Other national dishes include ilish, shorshe ilish, machh bhaja, machher jhol, bhuna, chicken korma.