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Culture of Chile

People in Chile speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Chile is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Chile is 0.1871. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 89.2% of Chile's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Chile. The rate of urbanization in Chile is considered to be 1.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Chile, 3,576,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Chile is called 'Himno Nacional de Chile', which in English means 'National Anthem of Chile'. It was adopted in 1828. The lyrics have been written by Eusebio Lillo and the music has been composed by Ramón Carnicer.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Chile was opened on 19 November 1990, and it was located in Santiago de Chile. At the moment Chile has 77 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 29.% of the population of Chile are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Chile consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 29.9% beer, 40.7% wine, 29.4% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Chile is empanada. Other national dishes include pastel de choclo.