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Culture of Samoa

People in Samoa speak the English, and Samoan languages. The linguistic diversity of Samoa is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Samoa is 0.0111. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 19.9% of Samoa's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Samoa.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Samoa is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Samoa is considered to be 1.7. According to data on inbound tourists in Samoa, 116,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

It was adopted in 1962. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Sauni Iiga Kuresa.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Samoa was opened on 2 March 1996, and it was located in Apia. At the moment Samoa has 1 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 54% of the population of Samoa are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Samoa consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 70.9% beer, 16.6% wine, 12.5% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Samoa is palusami.