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Culture of Austria

People in Austria speak the German language. The linguistic diversity of Austria is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Austria is 0.1522. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 67.7% of Austria's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Austria. The rate of urbanization in Austria is considered to be 0.7. According to data on inbound tourists in Austria, 24,813,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Austria is called 'Land der Berge, Land am Strome', which in English means 'Land of Mountains, Land on the River'. It was adopted in 1947. The lyrics have been written by Paula von Preradović and the music has been composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Holzer.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Austria was opened on 21 July 1977, and it was located in Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna. At the moment Austria has 189 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 Austria are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Austria consume 0.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 50.4% beer, 35.6% wine, 14.% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Austria is wiener schnitzel. Other national dishes include tafelspitz.