Culture of Croatia
People in Croatia speak the Croatian language. The linguistic diversity of Croatia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Croatia is 0.0763. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 57.8% of Croatia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Croatia. The rate of urbanization in Croatia is considered to be 0.4. According to data on inbound tourists in Croatia, 10,955,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Croatia is called 'Lijepa naša domovino', which in English means 'Our Beautiful Homeland'. It was adopted in 1972. The lyrics have been written by Antun Mihanović and the music has been composed by Josip Runjanin.
The first McDonalds in Croatia was opened on 2 February 1996, and it was located in Zagreb. At the moment Croatia has 22 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 24% of the population of Croatia are obese.
Each year, the people of Croatia consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 39.5% beer, 44.8% wine, 15.4% distilled spirits, 0.3% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Croatia is istrian stew.