Culture of Pakistan
People in Pakistan speak the Urdu, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Pakistan is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Pakistan is 0.719. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 36.2% of Pakistan's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Pakistan. The rate of urbanization in Pakistan is considered to be 3. According to data on inbound tourists in Pakistan, 975,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Pakistan is called 'Qaumī Tarāna', which in English means 'National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1954. The lyrics have been written by Hafeez Jullundhri and the music has been composed by Ahmed Ghulamali Chagla.
The first McDonalds in Pakistan was opened on September 19, 1998, and it was located in Karachi, Islamabad. At the moment Pakistan has 30 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 6% of the population of Pakistan are obese.
Each year, the people of Pakistan consume 0 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 1.2% beer, 3% wine, 0.1% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Pakistan is biryani. Other national dishes include nihari.