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Culture of Morocco

People in Morocco speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Morocco is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Morocco is 0.4683. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 57.% of Morocco's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Morocco. The rate of urbanization in Morocco is considered to be 1.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Morocco, 10,046,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Morocco is called 'Hymne Chérifien', which in English means 'Anthem of Morocco'. It was adopted in 1956. The lyrics have been written by Ali Squalli Houssaini and the music has been composed by Léo Morgan.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Morocco was opened on 18 December 1992, and it was located in Casablanca. At the moment Morocco has 34 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 16% of the population of Morocco are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Morocco consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 43.5% beer, 36.6% wine, 19.9% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Morocco is couscous. Other national dishes include tagine.