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Culture of Sweden

People in Sweden speak the Swedish language. The linguistic diversity of Sweden is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Sweden is 0.1968. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 85.2% of Sweden's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Sweden. The rate of urbanization in Sweden is considered to be 0.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Sweden, 5,229,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Sweden is called 'Du gamla, Du fria', which in English means 'Thou Ancient, Thou Free'. It was adopted in 1938. The lyrics have been written by Richard Dybeck and the music has been composed by unknown.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Sweden was opened on 27 October 1973, and it was located in Kungsgatan 4, Stockholm. At the moment Sweden has 230 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 12% of the population of Sweden are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Sweden consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 37% beer, 46.5% wine, 15.1% distilled spirits, 1.4% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Sweden is köttbullar. Other national dishes include kräftskiva, surströmming, ostkaka.