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Culture of Romania

People in Romania speak the Romanian language. The linguistic diversity of Romania is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Romania is 0.1723. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 54% of Romania's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Romania. The rate of urbanization in Romania is considered to be -1.3. The negative rate of urbanization in Romania 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 Romania, 8,019,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Romania is called 'Deșteaptă-te, române!', which in English means 'Awaken Thee, Romanian'. It was adopted in 1990. The lyrics have been written by Andrei Mureşanu and the music has been composed by Anton Pann, Gheorghe Ucenescu.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Romania was opened on 16 June 1995, and it was located in Bucharest. At the moment Romania has 68 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 19% of the population of Romania are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Romania consume 4 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 50% beer, 28.9% wine, 21.1% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Romania is mămăligă. Other national dishes include sarmale, mici.