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Culture of Guatemala

People in Guatemala speak the Spanish language. The linguistic diversity of Guatemala is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Guatemala is 0.4586. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 49.8% of Guatemala's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Guatemala. The rate of urbanization in Guatemala is considered to be 3.4. According to data on inbound tourists in Guatemala, 1,331,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Guatemala is called 'Himno Nacional de Guatemala', which in English means 'National Anthem of Guatemala'. It was adopted in 1896. The lyrics have been written by José Joaquín Palma and the music has been composed by Rafael Álvarez Ovalle.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Guatemala was opened on 6 June 1974, and it was located in Guatemala City. At the moment Guatemala has 76 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 19% of the population of Guatemala are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Guatemala consume 1.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 41.9% beer, 1.6% wine, 56.3% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Guatemala is fiambre. Other national dishes include pepian.