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Culture of Saudi Arabia

People in Saudi Arabia speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Saudi Arabia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Saudi Arabia is 0.0949. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 82.3% of Saudi Arabia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Saudi Arabia. The rate of urbanization in Saudi Arabia is considered to be 2.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Saudi Arabia, 13,380,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Saudi Arabia is called 'As-Salam Al Malaki', which in English means 'The Royal Salute'. It was adopted in 1950. The lyrics have been written by Ibrahim Khafaji and the music has been composed by Abdul Rahman Al-Khateeb.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Saudi Arabia was opened on 8 December 1993, and it was located in Riyadh. At the moment Saudi Arabia has 114 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 33% of the population of Saudi Arabia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Saudi Arabia consume 0.1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 0% beer, 1.9% wine, 97.9% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Saudi Arabia is kabsa.