Culture of Senegal
People in Senegal speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Senegal is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Senegal is 0.7081. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 42.5% of Senegal's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Senegal. The rate of urbanization in Senegal is considered to be 3.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Senegal, 1,063,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Senegal is called 'Pincez Tous vos Koras, Frappez les Balafons', which in English means 'Strum your Koras, Strike the Balafons'. It was adopted in 1960. The lyrics have been written by Léopold Sédar Senghor and the music has been composed by Herbert Pepper.
Around 7% of the population of Senegal are obese.
Each year, the people of Senegal consume 0.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 55.1% beer, 41.3% wine, 3.6% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Senegal is thieboudienne.