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Culture of Puerto Rico

People in Puerto Rico speak the Spanish, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Puerto Rico is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Puerto Rico is 0.0352. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 98.9% of Puerto Rico's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Puerto Rico. The rate of urbanization in Puerto Rico is considered to be 0.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Puerto Rico, 3,200,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Puerto Rico is called 'La Borinqueña', which in English means 'English: The Borinquena'. It was adopted in 1997. The lyrics have been written by Manuel Fernández Juncos and the music has been composed by Félix Astol Artés.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Puerto Rico was opened on 10 November 1967, and it was located in San Juan. At the moment Puerto Rico has 108 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 67% of the population of Puerto Rico are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Puerto Rico consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 66.6% beer, 6.7% wine, 26.4% distilled spirits, 0.3% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Puerto Rico is arroz con gandules. Other national dishes include lechon, mofongo.