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Culture of Gambia

People in Gambia speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Gambia is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Gambia is 0.8076. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 57.3% of Gambia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Gambia. The rate of urbanization in Gambia is considered to be 4.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Gambia, 171,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Gambia is called 'For The Gambia Our Homeland'. It was adopted in 1965. The lyrics have been written by Virginia Julie Howe and the music has been composed by Jeremy Frederick Howe.

Fast food

Around 8% of the population of Gambia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Gambia consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 5.6% beer, 0.6% wine, 0.3% distilled spirits, 93.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Gambia is benachin.