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Culture of Malta

People in Malta speak the English, and Maltese languages. The linguistic diversity of Malta is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Malta is 0.0907. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 94.8% of Malta's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Malta. The rate of urbanization in Malta is considered to be 0.6. According to data on inbound tourists in Malta, 1,582,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Malta is called 'L-Innu Malti', which in English means 'The Maltese Hymn'. It was adopted in 1964. The lyrics have been written by Dun Karm Psaila and the music has been composed by Robert Samut.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Malta was opened on 07/07/1995. At the moment Malta 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 29.% of the population of Malta are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Malta consume 0.4 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 39.4% beer, 32.7% wine, 27.2% distilled spirits, 0.7% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Malta is pastizzi. Other national dishes include fenkata.