Culture of Maldives
People in Maldives speak the Dhivehi language. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 41.2% of Maldives's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Maldives. The rate of urbanization in Maldives is considered to be 5.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Maldives, 1,125,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Maldives is called 'Gaumii salaam', which in English means 'National Salute'. It was adopted in 1972. The lyrics have been written by Muhammad Jameel Didi and the music has been composed by Pandit Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amaradeva.
Around 13% of the population of Maldives are obese.
Each year, the people of Maldives consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 29.2% beer, 29.6% wine, 41.2% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Maldives is latti. Other national dishes include kanneli, mushimas.