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Culture of Canada

People in Canada speak the English, and French languages. The linguistic diversity of Canada is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Canada is 0.5772. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 80.7% of Canada's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Canada. The rate of urbanization in Canada is considered to be 1. According to data on inbound tourists in Canada, 16,590,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Canada is called 'O Canada'. It was adopted in 1980. The lyrics have been written by Adolphe-Basile Routhier (French); Robert Stanley Weir (English) and the music has been composed by Calixa Lavallée.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Canada was opened on 1 June 1967, and it was located in Richmond, British Columbia. At the moment Canada has 1427 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 26% of the population of Canada are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Canada consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 51.2% beer, 22% wine, 26.8% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Canada is kraft dinner. Other national dishes include nanaimo bar, poutine, butter tarts.


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