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Culture of Mexico

People in Mexico speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Mexico is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mexico is 0.1511. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 78.1% of Mexico's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Mexico. The rate of urbanization in Mexico is considered to be 1.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Mexico, 24,151,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Mexico is called 'Himno Nacional Mexicano', which in English means 'Mexican National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1854. The lyrics have been written by Francisco González Bocanegra and the music has been composed by Jaime Nunó.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Mexico was opened on 29 October 1985, and it was located in Mexico City. At the moment Mexico has 402 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 32% of the population of Mexico are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Mexico consume 1.8 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 75.7% beer, 1.5% wine, 22.3% distilled spirits, 0.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Mexico is mole poblano. Other national dishes include chiles en nogada.