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Culture of Iran

People in Iran speak the Persian language. The linguistic diversity of Iran is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Iran is 0.7462. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 69.1% of Iran's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Iran. The rate of urbanization in Iran is considered to be 2.1. According to data on inbound tourists in Iran, 4,769,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Iran is called 'Soroud-e Melli-e Jomhouri-e Eslami-e Iran', which in English means 'National Anthem of Iran'. It was adopted in 1990. The lyrics have been written by Saed Bagheri and the music has been composed by Hassan Riyahi.

Fast food

Around 19% of the population of Iran are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Iran consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 24.8% beer, 52.1% wine, 1% distilled spirits, 1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Iran is chelo kabab. Other national dishes include ghormeh sabzi.