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Culture of Georgia

People in Georgia speak the Georgian language. The linguistic diversity of Georgia is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Georgia is 0.4749. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 52.8% of Georgia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Georgia. The rate of urbanization in Georgia is considered to be -0.6. The negative rate of urbanization in Georgia indicates a lack of economic strength and stability in that nation’s cities. This could indicate that investment in this nation’s industries is a gamble; decreasing urbanization could result in a lack of labor for large business projects. According to data on inbound tourists in Georgia, 5,392,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem
The national anthem of Georgia is called 'Tavisupleba', which in English means 'Freedom'. It was adopted in 2004. The lyrics have been written by David Magradze and the music has been composed by Zakaria Paliashvili.

Fast food
The first McDonalds in Georgia was opened on 5 February 1999, and it was located in Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi. At the moment Georgia has 9 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 22% of the population of Georgia are obese.

Alcohol consumption
Each year, the people of Georgia consume 2.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 17% beer, 49.7% wine, 33.2% distilled spirits, 0.1% other alcohol.

National dish
One of the most popular national dishes of Georgia is khachapuri. Other national dishes include khinkali.