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Culture of Switzerland

People in Switzerland speak German, French, Italian, Romansh languages. The linguistic diversity of Switzerland is scattered according to a fractionalization scale which for Switzerland is 0.5441. Christianity followers is majority among population. 74 of Switzerland's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Switzerland. According to data on inbound tourists in Switzerland, 8 967 000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Switzerland is called Schweizerpsalm, It was adopted in 1961, lyrics were written by Leonhard Widmer (German), Charles Chatelanat (French), Camillo Valsangiacomo (Italian), Flurin Camathias (Romansch), and it was composed by Alberich Zwyssig.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Switzerland was opened on 20 October 1976 and it is located in Geneva. At the moment Switzerland has 157 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 18% of the population of Switzerland are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Switzerland consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 32% beer, 49% wine, 18% distilled spirits, and 1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Switzerland is cervelat. Other national dishes include cervelat, fondue, rösti.