Culture of Switzerland
People in Switzerland speak the German, French, Italian, and Romansh languages. The linguistic diversity of Switzerland is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Switzerland is 0.5441. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 73.7% of Switzerland's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Switzerland. The rate of urbanization in Switzerland is considered to be 0.5. According to data on inbound tourists in Switzerland, 8,967,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Switzerland is called 'Schweizerpsalm', which in English means 'Swiss Psalm'. It was adopted in 1961. The lyrics have been written by Leonhard Widmer (German), Charles Chatelanat (French), Camillo Valsangiacomo (Italian), Flurin Camathias (Romansch) and the music has been composed by Alberich Zwyssig.
The first McDonalds in Switzerland was opened on 20 October 1976, and it was located in Geneva. At the moment Switzerland has 157 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 18% of the population of Switzerland are obese.
Each year, the people of Switzerland consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 31.8% beer, 49.4% wine, 17.6% distilled spirits, 1.2% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Switzerland is cervelat. Other national dishes include fondue, rösti.