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Culture of Germany

People in Germany speak the German language. The linguistic diversity of Germany is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Germany is 0.1642. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 73.9% of Germany's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Germany. The rate of urbanization in Germany is considered to be 0.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Germany, 31,545,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Germany is called 'Lied der Deutschen', which in English means 'Song of the Germansa'. It was adopted in 1922. The lyrics have been written by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben and the music has been composed by Joseph Haydn.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Germany was opened on 22 November 1971, and it was located in Munich. At the moment Germany has 1477 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 25% of the population of Germany are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Germany consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 53.6% beer, 27.8% wine, 18.6% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Germany is currywurst. Other national dishes include sauerbraten, bratwurst, eisbein with sauerkraut.