Culture of Lebanon
People in Lebanon speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Lebanon is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Lebanon is 0.1312. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 87.2% of Lebanon's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Lebanon. The rate of urbanization in Lebanon is considered to be 1.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Lebanon, 1,274,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Lebanon is called 'Lebanese National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1927. The lyrics have been written by Rashid Nakhle and the music has been composed by Wadih Sabra.
The first McDonalds in Lebanon was opened on 18 September 1998, and it was located in Beirut. At the moment Lebanon has 33 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 27% of the population of Lebanon are obese.
Each year, the people of Lebanon consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 18.2% beer, 29.1% wine, 52.4% distilled spirits, 0.3% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Lebanon is kibbeh. Other national dishes include tabbouleh.