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Culture of French Polynesia

People in French Polynesia speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of French Polynesia is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for French Polynesia is 0.6078. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 51.4% of French Polynesia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of French Polynesia. The rate of urbanization in French Polynesia is considered to be 1.3. According to data on inbound tourists in French Polynesia, 164,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of French Polynesia is called 'Ia Ora 'O Tahiti Nui'. It was adopted in 1993.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in French Polynesia was opened on 10 December 1996, and it was located in Tahiti. At the moment French Polynesia has 6 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 33% of the population of French Polynesia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

The rate of alcohol consumption in French Polynesia and the relative distribution of different alcohol types are unknown, which might indicate the lack of traditional alcohol distribution industry.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of French Polynesia is poisson cru.