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Culture of Tunisia

People in Tunisia speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Tunisia is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Tunisia is 0.0124. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 66.3% of Tunisia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Tunisia. The rate of urbanization in Tunisia is considered to be 1.7. According to data on inbound tourists in Tunisia, 6,269,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Tunisia is called 'Humat al-Hima', which in English means 'Defenders of the Homeland'. It was adopted in 1987. The lyrics have been written by Mustafa Sadiq Al-Rafi'i, Aboul-Qacem Echebbi and the music has been composed by Mohammed Abdelwahab.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Tunisia was opened on 07/07/1905. At the moment Tunisia has 1 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 22% of the population of Tunisia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Tunisia consume 0.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 68.6% beer, 27.7% wine, 3.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Tunisia is couscous. Other national dishes include kabkabou.