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Culture of Mauritius

People in Mauritius speak the English, and FrenchMauritian Creole, and French languages. The linguistic diversity of Mauritius is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mauritius is 0.4547. The followers of Hinduism are the religious majority in the country. 41.8% of Mauritius's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Mauritius. The rate of urbanization in Mauritius is considered to be 0.9. According to data on inbound tourists in Mauritius, 993,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Mauritius is called 'Motherland'. It was adopted in 1968. The lyrics have been written by Jean Georges Prosper and the music has been composed by Philippe Gentil (M.B.E. Esq.).

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Mauritius was opened on 4 July 2001, and it was located in Port Louis. At the moment Mauritius has 3 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 19% of the population of Mauritius are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Mauritius consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 66.2% beer, 12.3% wine, 21.3% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Mauritius is crunchy pickled vegetables. Other national dishes include mine frites.