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Culture of Poland

People in Poland speak the Polish language. The linguistic diversity of Poland is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Poland is 0.0468. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 60.9% of Poland's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Poland. The rate of urbanization in Poland is considered to be -0.3. The negative rate of urbanization in Poland indicates a lack of economic strength and stability in that nation’s cities. This could indicate that investment in this nation’s industries is a gamble; decreasing urbanization could result in a lack of labor for large business projects. According to data on inbound tourists in Poland, 15,800,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Poland is called 'Mazurek Dąbrowskiego', which in English means 'Poland Is Not Yet Lost, So long as we still live'. It was adopted in 1926. The lyrics have been written by Józef Wybicki and the music has been composed by unknown.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Poland was opened on 17 June 1992, and it was located in Marszałkowska Street, Warsaw. At the moment Poland has 359 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 25% of the population of Poland are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Poland consume 1.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 55.1% beer, 9.4% wine, 35.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Poland is bigos. Other national dishes include pierogi, kotlet schabowy, zurek.