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Culture of Greece

People in Greece speak the Greek language. The linguistic diversity of Greece is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Greece is 0.03. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 77.3% of Greece's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Greece. The rate of urbanization in Greece is considered to be 0.6. According to data on inbound tourists in Greece, 17,920,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Greece is called 'Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían', which in English means 'Hymn to Liberty'. It was adopted in 1865. The lyrics have been written by Dionýsios Solomós and the music has been composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Greece was opened on 12 November 1991, and it was located in Athens Syntagma Sq.. At the moment Greece has 21 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 20% of the population of Greece are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Greece consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 28.1% beer, 47.3% wine, 24.2% distilled spirits, 0.4% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Greece is fasolada. Other national dishes include moussaka, souvlaki.