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Culture of United Kingdom

People in United Kingdom speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of United Kingdom is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for United Kingdom is 0.0532. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 79.6% of United Kingdom's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of United Kingdom. The rate of urbanization in United Kingdom is considered to be 0.5. According to data on inbound tourists in United Kingdom, 31,169,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of United Kingdom is called 'God Save the Queen'. It was adopted in 1745. The lyrics have been written by Henry Carey and the music has been composed by unknown.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in United Kingdom was opened on 13 November 1974, and it was located in Woolwich, London. At the moment United Kingdom has 1240 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 27% of the population of United Kingdom are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of United Kingdom consume 1.2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 36.9% beer, 33.8% wine, 21.8% distilled spirits, 7.5% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of United Kingdom is beef. Other national dishes include pudding, sunday roast, united kingdom: fish and chips, chicken tikka masala.