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Culture of Lithuania

People in Lithuania speak the Lithuanian language. The linguistic diversity of Lithuania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Lithuania is 0.3219. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 67.1% of Lithuania's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Lithuania. The rate of urbanization in Lithuania is considered to be -0.4. The negative rate of urbanization in Lithuania indicates a lack of economic strength and stability in that nation’s cities. This could indicate that investment in this nation’s industries is a gamble; decreasing urbanization could result in a lack of labor for large business projects. According to data on inbound tourists in Lithuania, 2,012,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Lithuania is called 'Tautiška giesmė', which in English means 'National Song'. It was adopted in 1919. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Vincas Kudirka.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Lithuania was opened on 31 May 1996, and it was located in Vilnius. At the moment Lithuania has 10 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 Lithuania are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Lithuania consume 2.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 46.5% beer, 7.8% wine, 34.1% distilled spirits, 11.6% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Lithuania is cepelinai.