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Culture of Hungary

People in Hungary speak the Hungarian language. The linguistic diversity of Hungary is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Hungary is 0.0297. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 69.5% of Hungary's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Hungary. The rate of urbanization in Hungary is considered to be 0.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Hungary, 10,675,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Hungary is called 'Himnusz', which in English means 'Hymn'. It was adopted in 1844. The lyrics have been written by Ferenc Kölcsey and the music has been composed by Ferenc Erkel.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Hungary was opened on 13 April 1988, and it was located in Budapest. At the moment Hungary has 100 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 28.% of the population of Hungary are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Hungary consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 36.3% beer, 29.4% wine, 34.3% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Hungary is gulyás. Other national dishes include lecsó.