Culture of Philippines

People in Philippines speak the English,Filipino language. The linguistic diversity of Philippines is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Philippines is 0.836. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 48.8% of Philippines's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Philippines. The rate of urbanization in Philippines is considered to be 3. According to data on inbound tourists in Philippines, 4,681,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem
The national anthem of Philippines is called 'Lupang Hinirang', which in English means 'Chosen Land'. It was adopted in 1898. The lyrics have been written by José Palma and the music has been composed by Julián Felipe.

Fast food
The first McDonalds in Philippines was opened on 27 September 1981, and it was located in Morayta, Sampaloc, Manila. At the moment Philippines has 400+ 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 6% of the population of Philippines are obese.

Alcohol consumption
Each year, the people of Philippines consume 0.9 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 26.9% beer, 0.4% wine, 72.7% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish
One of the most popular national dishes of Philippines is adobo. Other national dishes include lechon.

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