Culture of Slovakia
People in Slovakia speak the Slovak language. The linguistic diversity of Slovakia is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Slovakia is 0.2551. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 54.7% of Slovakia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Slovakia. The rate of urbanization in Slovakia is considered to be 0.2. According to data on inbound tourists in Slovakia, 7,000,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Slovakia is called 'Nad Tatrou sa blýska', which in English means 'Lightning Over the Tatras'. It was adopted in 1918. The lyrics have been written by Janko Matúška and the music has been composed by unknown.
The first McDonalds in Slovakia was opened on 14 October 1995, and it was located in Banská Bystrica. At the moment Slovakia has 30 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 Slovakia are obese.
Each year, the people of Slovakia consume 1.7 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 30.1% beer, 18.2% wine, 46.2% distilled spirits, 5.5% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Slovakia is bryndzové halušky.