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Culture of Finland

People in Finland speak the Swedish, and Finnish languages. The linguistic diversity of Finland is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Finland is 0.1412. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 83.7% of Finland's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Finland. The rate of urbanization in Finland is considered to be 0.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Finland, 4,226,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Finland is called 'Maamme', which in English means 'Our Land'. It was adopted in 1867. The lyrics have been written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg and the music has been composed by Fredrik Pacius.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Finland was opened on 14 December 1984, and it was located in Tampere. At the moment Finland has 83 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 23% of the population of Finland are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Finland consume 2.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 46% beer, 17.4% wine, 24% distilled spirits, 12.6% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Finland is karjalanpaisti. Other national dishes include mämmi, sautéed reindeer.