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Culture of Ukraine

People in Ukraine speak the Ukrainian language. The linguistic diversity of Ukraine is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Ukraine is 0.4741. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 68.9% of Ukraine's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Ukraine. The rate of urbanization in Ukraine is considered to be -0.7. The negative rate of urbanization in Ukraine indicates a lack of economic strength and stability in that nation’s cities. This could indicate that investment in this nation’s industries is a gamble; decreasing urbanization could result in a lack of labor for large business projects. According to data on inbound tourists in Ukraine, 24,671,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Ukraine is called 'Shche ne vmerla Ukraina', which in English means 'Ukraine's Glory Has Not Perished'. It was adopted in 1917. The lyrics have been written by Pavlo Chubynsky and the music has been composed by Mykhaylo Verbytsky.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Ukraine was opened on 24 May 1997, and it was located in Kiev. At the moment Ukraine has 76 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 21% of the population of Ukraine are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Ukraine consume 5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 40.5% beer, 9% wine, 48% distilled spirits, 2.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Ukraine is borscht. Other national dishes include varenyky.