Culture of New Zealand
People in New Zealand speak the English, and Māori languages. The linguistic diversity of New Zealand is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for New Zealand is 0.1657. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 86.2% of New Zealand's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of New Zealand. The rate of urbanization in New Zealand is considered to be 1. According to data on inbound tourists in New Zealand, 2,629,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of New Zealand is called 'God Defend New Zealand[note 1]'. It was adopted in 1940. The lyrics have been written by Thomas Bracken (English), Thomas H. Smith (Māori) and the music has been composed by John Joseph Woods.
The first McDonalds in New Zealand was opened on 7 June 1976, and it was located in Porirua Central, Wellington. At the moment New Zealand has 162 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 New Zealand are obese.
Each year, the people of New Zealand consume 1.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 38.3% beer, 34% wine, 15.2% distilled spirits, 12.5% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of New Zealand is bacon and egg pie. Other national dishes include lamb, pavlova.