Culture of Cyprus
People in Cyprus speak the Greek, and Turkish languages. The linguistic diversity of Cyprus is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Cyprus is 0.3962. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 70.5% of Cyprus's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Cyprus. The rate of urbanization in Cyprus is considered to be 1.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Cyprus, 2,405,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Cyprus is called 'Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían', which in English means 'Hymn to Liberty'. It was adopted in 1960. The lyrics have been written by Dionýsios Solomós and the music has been composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros.
The first McDonalds in Cyprus was opened on 06/12/1996. At the moment Cyprus has 18 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 26% of the population of Cyprus are obese.
Each year, the people of Cyprus consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 40.9% beer, 24.7% wine, 33.7% distilled spirits, 0.7% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Cyprus is fasolada.