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Culture of Colombia

People in Colombia speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Colombia is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Colombia is 0.0193. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 75.3% of Colombia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Colombia. The rate of urbanization in Colombia is considered to be 1.7. According to data on inbound tourists in Colombia, 2,288,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Colombia is called 'Himno Nacional de la República de Colombia', which in English means 'National Anthem of the Republic of Colombia'. It was adopted in 1886. The lyrics have been written by Rafael Núñez and the music has been composed by Oreste Sindici.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Colombia was opened on 14 July 1995, and it was located in Centro Andino, Bogota. At the moment Colombia has 81 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 17% of the population of Colombia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Colombia consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 66.1% beer, 1.1% wine, 32.5% distilled spirits, 0.3% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Colombia is sancocho. Other national dishes include ajiaco, bandeja paisa.