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Culture of Nigeria

People in Nigeria speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Nigeria is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Nigeria is 0.8316. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 49.6% of Nigeria's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Nigeria. The rate of urbanization in Nigeria is considered to be 3.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Nigeria, 600,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Nigeria is called 'Arise, O Compatriots'. It was adopted in 1978. The lyrics have been written by John A. Ilechukwu, Eme Etim Akpan, B. A. Ogunnaike, Sotu Omoigui,, P. O. Aderibighe and the music has been composed by Nigerian Police Band, under the directorship of B. E. Odiase.

Fast food

Around 7% of the population of Nigeria are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Nigeria consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 8% beer, 0.4% wine, 0.9% distilled spirits, 90.7% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Nigeria is jollof rice.