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Culture of France

People in France speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of France is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for France is 0.1221. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 85.8% of France's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of France. The rate of urbanization in France is considered to be 0.8. According to data on inbound tourists in France, 84,726,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of France is called 'La Marseillaise', which in English means 'The Song of Marseille'. It was adopted in 1795. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in France was opened on 30 June 1972, and it was located in Créteil. At the moment France has 1300 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 18% of the population of France are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of France consume 0.4 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 18.8% beer, 56.4% wine, 23.1% distilled spirits, 1.7% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of France is crêpe. Other national dishes include pot-au-feu, macaron, bisque.