Federation of Arab Emirates of the South

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Federation of Arab Emirates of the South
اتحاد إمارات الجنوب العربي
Capital Not specified
Languages Arabic
Political structure Protectorate
Historical era Cold War
 •  Established 11 February 1959
 •  Disestablished 4 April 1962
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Aden Protectorate
Federation of South Arabia
The Arabian peninsula in 1914.

The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South (Arabic: اتحاد إمارات الجنوب العربي‎‎ Ittiḥād ʾImārāt al-Janūn al-ʿArabiyy) was an organization of states within the British Aden Protectorate in what would become South Yemen. The Federation of six states was inaugurated in the British Colony of Aden on 11 February 1959, and the Federation and Britain signed a “Treaty of Friendship and Protection,” which detailed plans for British financial and military assistance.[1] It subsequently added nine states and, on 4 April 1962, became known as the Federation of South Arabia. This was joined by the Aden Colony on 18 January 1963.

Founding states[edit]

Subsequent members[edit]


  1. ^ Smitson, Scott. "The Road to Good Intentions: British Nation-building in Aden" (PDF). Center for Complex Operations Case Study No. 10. p. 9. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 

References and further reading[edit]

  • Paul Dresch. A History of Modern Yemen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • R.J. Gavin. Aden Under British Rule: 1839-1967. London: C. Hurst & Company, 1975.
  • Tom Little. South Arabia: Arena of Conflict. London: Pall Mall Press, 1968.