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Culture of South Africa

People in South Africa speak the 'Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Northern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swati, and Ndebele languages. The linguistic diversity of South Africa is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for South Africa is 0.8652. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 62% of South Africa's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of South Africa. The rate of urbanization in South Africa is considered to be 1.4. According to data on inbound tourists in South Africa, 9,537,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

It was adopted in 1997. The lyrics have been written by Enoch Sontonga, C. J. Langenhoven and the music has been composed by Enoch Sontonga, Marthinus Lourens de Villiers.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in South Africa was opened on 11/11/1995. At the moment South Africa has 200 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 31% of the population of South Africa are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of South Africa consume 2.9 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 48.1% beer, 17.8% wine, 16.7% distilled spirits, 17.4% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of South Africa is bobotie.