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Culture of Norway

People in Norway speak the Norwegian, Nynorsk, and Bokmål languages. The linguistic diversity of Norway is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Norway is 0.0673. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 79.4% of Norway's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Norway. The rate of urbanization in Norway is considered to be 0.7. According to data on inbound tourists in Norway, 6,000,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Norway is called 'Ja, vi elsker dette landet', which in English means 'Yes, We Love This Country'. It was adopted in 1864. The lyrics have been written by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and the music has been composed by Rikard Nordraak.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Norway was opened on 18 November 1983, and it was located in Nedre Slottsgate, Oslo. At the moment Norway has 74 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 10% of the population of Norway are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Norway consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 44.2% beer, 34.7% wine, 19% distilled spirits, 2.1% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Norway is fårikål.