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Culture of East Timor

People in East Timor speak the Portuguese language. The linguistic diversity of East Timor is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for East Timor is 0.5261. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 28.3% of East Timor's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of East Timor.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in East Timor 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 East Timor is considered to be 5.

National anthem

The national anthem of East Timor is called 'Pátria', which in English means 'Fatherland'. It was adopted in 2002. The lyrics have been written by Francisco Borja da Costa and the music has been composed by Afonso de Araujo.

Fast food

Around 3% of the population of East Timor are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of East Timor consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 9.3% beer, 75.9% wine, 14.8% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of East Timor is ikan pepes.