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Culture of Guam

People in Guam speak the English, and Chamorro languages. The linguistic diversity of Guam is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Guam is 0.732. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 93.2% of Guam's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Guam. The rate of urbanization in Guam is considered to be 1.3. According to data on inbound tourists in Guam, 1,334,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Guam is called 'Fanohge Chamoru', which in English means 'Stand Ye Guamanians'. It was adopted in 1919. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Ramon Manalisay Sablan.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Guam was opened on 10 June 1971, and it was located in Dededo. At the moment Guam has 8 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 63% of the population of Guam are obese.

Alcohol consumption

The rate of alcohol consumption in Guam 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 Guam is chicken kelaguen.