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Culture of Iceland

People in Iceland speak the Icelandic, Faroese, and Norn languages. The linguistic diversity of Iceland is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Iceland is 0.082. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 93.7% of Iceland's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Iceland. The rate of urbanization in Iceland is considered to be 0.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Iceland, 800,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Iceland is called 'Lofsöngur', which in English means 'Hymn'. It was adopted in 1944. The lyrics have been written by Matthías Jochumsson and the music has been composed by Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson.

Fast food

Around 23% of the population of Iceland are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Iceland consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 61.8% beer, 21.2% wine, 16.5% distilled spirits, 0.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Iceland is hákarl. Other national dishes include Þorramatur.