30 October 1918 - 22
Sana'a (1918-1948, 1962-1990); Ta'izz (1948-1962)
Incorporated into Yemen
to Middle East Index
- North Yemen formed part of the Ottoman Empire
achieved independence on 30th October 1918.
- On 2nd September 1926, North Yemen gained international
recognition as the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen.
- In 1948, the capital city was moved from Sana'a to Ta'izz.
- On 8th March 1958, North Yemen joined the United Arab Republic
to form the confederation of the United
Arab States. This was dissolved in December 1961.
- On 27th September 1962, King Muhammad al-Badr was deposed,
the country became known as the Yemen Arab Republic. The
country's administration was moved back to Sana'a.
- On 22nd May 1990, North Yemen and the People's Democratic
Republic of Yemen (South Yemen)
merged to become the present-day Republic of Yemen.
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