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They also share a common history of development since the 1950s, including a vast oil-revenue-induced boom between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, military events that led to the presence of foreign troops on Saudi Arabian soil in the 1990s, and the process of "globalization" at the end of the twentieth century. The population in 1992 was about 16,900,000 and was increasing at a rate of 3.3 percent annually.A population of twenty million was projected for the year 2000, almost triple the roughly seven million enumerated in the early 1970s.More than half the citizens were less than 20 years old. Arabic is the language of all Saudi Arabian citizens and about half the immigrants. The national flag is green, the color of Islam, and bears a white inscription that translates as, "There is No God but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God." A white saber, the sword of Islam, was added in 1906 and symbolizes the military successes of Islam and of Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, the founder of the contemporary state.Classical Arabic ( fusha ) in its Koranic, high literary, and modern standard forms is used for prayers and religious rituals, poetry, lectures, speeches, broadcasts, written communications, and other formal purposes. The national logo depicts two crossed swords and a date palm tree.
The seaports of Hijaz and Asir also have populations traditionally oriented toward the sea, for trade or fishing, a characteristic they share with the Eastern Province.Conversationally, people use colloquial Arabic ( amiya ). The national day is 23 September, marking the unification in 1932 of the regions of Najd and its dependencies, Hijaz, and Asir to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The national day is celebrated with speeches, receptions, and school-related activities but usually lacks pomp and ceremony.Other important Hijazi cities are Jiddah, a seaport, a commercial center, and formerly diplomatic capital; Taif, summer capital; and Yanbu, a newly developing industrial and longtime port city.Hijaz has agricultural oases, and a history of tribally organized nomadic pastoralism.
The contemporary consumer culture includes automobiles, pickup trucks, videocassette recorders, multi-channel televisions, and telephones as well as computers and mobile phones.