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United Arab Republic (Egypt & Syria, 1958-1961)

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[Flag of UAR] image by Željko Heimer


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Description of the flag

The flag of the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) was red-white-black with two green stars. Syria left in 1961, but Egypt kept the UAR name and flag until the 1st January 1972. Ironically Syria since went on to adopt her present flag which is the same as the UAR's. And just to make things really confusing, apparently the Iraqi red-white-black with three green stars was introduced in 1963 for a proposed union of Egypt, Syria and Iraq which never happened...

Roy Stilling, 5 October1996


Erroneous flag report

[Erroneous UAR flag]by Ivan Sache

The 1965 World Book Encyclopedia reports this flag for "UAR, including Egypt, Syria, and Iraq."

Brendan Monaghan, 9 August 2000

This is in fact the flag of Syria before it joined the UAR and after it left it.

Jarig Bakker, 9 August 2000