Culture of Ecuador
People in Ecuador speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Ecuador is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Ecuador is 0.1308. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 67.5% of Ecuador's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Ecuador. The rate of urbanization in Ecuador is considered to be 2.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Ecuador, 1,364,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Ecuador is called 'Salve, Oh Patria', which in English means 'We Salute You, Our Homeland'. It was adopted in 1948. The lyrics have been written by Juan León Mera and the music has been composed by Antonio Neumane.
The first McDonalds in Ecuador was opened on 9 October 1997, and it was located in 6 de Diciembre Avenue, Quito. At the moment Ecuador has 27 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 Ecuador are obese.
Each year, the people of Ecuador consume 3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 67.3% beer, 1.2% wine, 31.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Ecuador is encebollado. Other national dishes include fritada, guatitas, ceviche.