Culture of Venezuela
People in Venezuela speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Venezuela is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Venezuela is 0.0686. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 93.5% of Venezuela's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Venezuela. The rate of urbanization in Venezuela is considered to be 2. According to data on inbound tourists in Venezuela, 986,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Venezuela is called 'Gloria al Bravo Pueblo', which in English means 'Glory to the Brave People'. It was adopted in 1881. The lyrics have been written by Vicente Salias and the music has been composed by Juan José Landaeta.
The first McDonalds in Venezuela was opened on 31 August 1985, and it was located in Caracas. At the moment Venezuela has 140 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 30% of the population of Venezuela are obese.
Each year, the people of Venezuela consume 1.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 75.6% beer, 0.8% wine, 23.4% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Venezuela is pabellón criollo.