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The United Arab Republic (Lárúbáwá: الجمهورية العربية المتحدة‎ Arabic pronunciation Al-Jumhuriyah al-Arabiyah al-Muttahidah, international Arabic pronunciation Al-Jumhuriyah al-Arabiyah al-Muttahidah), often abbreviated as the U.A.R., was a union between Egypt and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961 when Syria seceded from the union. Egypt continued to be known officially as the "United Arab Republic" until 1971. The President was Gamal Abdel Nasser. During most of its existence (1958-1961) it was a member of the United Arab States, a confederation with North Yemen.

الجمهورية العربية المتحدة
Al-Gumhuriyah al-Arabiyah al-Muttahidah / Al-Jumhuriyah al-Arabiyah al-Muttahidah),
United Arab Republic



1958–1961 (1971)


Flag Coat of arms
Oh My Weapon[1]
Capital Cairo
Language(s) Arabic
Religion Islam (official)
Government Confederation
 - 1958–1970 Gamal Abdel Nasser
Historical era Cold War
 - Established February 22, 1958
 - Secession of Syria September 28, 1961
 - Renamed to Egypt 1971
 - 1961 1,166,049 km2 (450,214 sq mi)
 - 1961 est. 32,203,000 
     Density 27.6 /km2  (71.5 /sq mi)
Currency United Arab Republic pound
Calling code +20