Bavarian Order of Merit
|Bavarian Order of Merit|
|Awarded by Minister-President of Bavaria|
|Country||Germany, Free State of Bavaria|
|Type||Civil Order of Merit|
|Eligibility||Men and women without distinction of nationality or class|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people|
|Established||11 June 1957|
Ribbon bar of the order
The Bavarian Order of Merit (German: Bayerischer Verdienstorden) is the Order of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria. It is awarded by the Minister-President of Bavaria as a "recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people".
The order was instituted by law on 11 June 1957. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet can nominate awardees.
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