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Culture of Jamaica

People in Jamaica speak the Jamaican English language. The linguistic diversity of Jamaica is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Jamaica is 0.1098. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 52% of Jamaica's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Jamaica. The rate of urbanization in Jamaica is considered to be 0.9. According to data on inbound tourists in Jamaica, 2,008,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Jamaica is called 'Jamaica, Land We Love[note 1]'. It was adopted in 1962. The lyrics have been written by Hugh Sherlock and the music has been composed by Robert Lightbourne.

Fast food

Around 24% of the population of Jamaica are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Jamaica consume 1.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 42% beer, 5% wine, 51.4% distilled spirits, 1.6% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Jamaica is ackee and saltfish. Other national dishes include jamaican patty.