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Culture of El Salvador

People in El Salvador speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of El Salvador is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for El Salvador is 0. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 64.8% of El Salvador's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of El Salvador. The rate of urbanization in El Salvador is considered to be 1.9. According to data on inbound tourists in El Salvador, 1,283,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of El Salvador is called 'Himno Nacional de El Salvador', which in English means 'National Anthem of El Salvador'. It was adopted in 1879. The lyrics have been written by Juan José Cañas and the music has been composed by Juan Aberle.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in El Salvador was opened on 20 July 1972, and it was located in San Salvador. At the moment El Salvador has 13 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 26% of the population of El Salvador are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of El Salvador consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 41.7% beer, 1.7% wine, 56.6% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of El Salvador is pupusa.