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Culture of Trinidad and Tobago

People in Trinidad and Tobago speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Trinidad and Tobago is 0.1251. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 13.7% of Trinidad and Tobago's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Trinidad and Tobago.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago is considered to be 2.9. According to data on inbound tourists in Trinidad and Tobago, 434,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago is called 'Forged from the Love of Liberty'. It was adopted in 1962.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Trinidad and Tobago was opened on 1 August 2011, and it was located in the Falls at West Mall, Westmoorings. At the moment Trinidad and Tobago has 6 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 29.% of the population of Trinidad and Tobago are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Trinidad and Tobago consume 0.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 54% beer, 2% wine, 43.8% distilled spirits, 0.2% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Trinidad and Tobago is callaloo. Other national dishes include doubles.