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Culture of Bulgaria

People in Bulgaria speak the Bulgarian language. The linguistic diversity of Bulgaria is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Bulgaria is 0.3031. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 73.1% of Bulgaria's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Bulgaria. The rate of urbanization in Bulgaria is considered to be -0.3. The negative rate of urbanization in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria, 6,898,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Bulgaria is called 'Mila Rodino', which in English means 'Dear Motherland'. It was adopted in 1964. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Tsvetan Radoslavov.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Bulgaria was opened on 10 December 1994, and it was located in Sofia. At the moment Bulgaria has 42 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 24% of the population of Bulgaria are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Bulgaria consume 1.1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 39.3% beer, 16.5% wine, 44.1% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Bulgaria is banitsa. Other national dishes include bob chorba.