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Culture of Uruguay

People in Uruguay speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Uruguay is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Uruguay is 0.0817. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 92.5% of Uruguay's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Uruguay. The rate of urbanization in Uruguay is considered to be 0.4. According to data on inbound tourists in Uruguay, 2,683,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Uruguay is called 'Himno Nacional', which in English means 'National Anthem'. It was adopted in 1848. The lyrics have been written by Francisco Acuña de Figueroa and the music has been composed by Francisco José Debali.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Uruguay was opened on 18 November 1991, and it was located in Montevideo. At the moment Uruguay has 21 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 25% of the population of Uruguay are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Uruguay consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 30.6% beer, 59.9% wine, 9.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Uruguay is asado. Other national dishes include chivito.