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Culture of Italy

People in Italy speak the Italian language. The linguistic diversity of Italy is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Italy is 0.1147. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 68.4% of Italy's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Italy. The rate of urbanization in Italy is considered to be 0.4. According to data on inbound tourists in Italy, 47,704,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Italy is called 'Il Canto degli Italiani', which in English means 'The Song of the Italians'. It was adopted in 1946. The lyrics have been written by Goffredo Mameli and the music has been composed by Michele Novaro.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Italy was opened on 15 October 1985, and it was located in Piazza Walter, Bolzano. At the moment Italy has 512 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 20% of the population of Italy are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Italy consume 0.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 23% beer, 65.5% wine, 11.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Italy is pasta. Other national dishes include polenta, pizza, risotto.