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Culture of Brazil

People in Brazil speak the Portuguese language. The linguistic diversity of Brazil is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Brazil is 0.0468. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 90.6% of Brazil's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Brazil. The rate of urbanization in Brazil is considered to be 1.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Brazil, 5,813,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Brazil is called 'Hino Nacional Brasileiro', which in English means 'Brazilian National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1822. The lyrics have been written by Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada and the music has been composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Brazil was opened on 13 February 1979, and it was located in Rio de Janeiro. At the moment Brazil has 812 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 19% of the population of Brazil are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Brazil consume 1.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 59.6% beer, 4% wine, 36.3% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Brazil is feijoada.