Culture of Afghanistan
People in Afghanistan speak the Pashto, and Dari languages. The linguistic diversity of Afghanistan is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Afghanistan is 0.6141. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 23.5% of Afghanistan's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Afghanistan.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Afghanistan is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Afghanistan is considered to be 5.4.
The national anthem of Afghanistan is called 'Millī Surūd', which in English means 'National Anthem'. It was adopted in 2006. The lyrics have been written by Abdul Bari Jahani and the music has been composed by Babrak Wassa.
Around 2% of the population of Afghanistan are obese.
Each year, the people of Afghanistan consume 0.7 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 18.9% beer, 38.3% wine, 1% distilled spirits, 1.2% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Afghanistan is kabuli palaw.