United Arab Republic

a name given the union of Egypt and Syria from 1958 to 1961; after that, the official name of Egypt alone until 1971. Abbr.: U.A.R. Cf. Egypt.

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▪ historical republic, Egypt-Syria
Arabic  Al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah 

      political union of Egypt and Syria proclaimed on Feb. 1, 1958, and ratified in nationwide plebiscites. It ended on Sept. 28, 1961, when Syria, following a military coup, declared itself independent of Egypt. Despite the dissolution of the union, Egypt retained the name United Arab Republic until Sept. 2, 1971, when it took the name Arab Republic of Egypt.

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