Creu de Sant Jordi Award

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Not to be confused with the Cross of St. George, a military distinction in Russia; or the George Cross, a UK and Commonwealth medal.
This award was named after Saint George, one of the main symbols of Catalonia.

The Creu de Sant Jordi (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkɾɛw ðə ˈsaɲ ˈʒɔrði], Western Catalan: [ˈkɾew ðe ˈsaɲ ˈʒɔɾði] in English 'St George's Cross') is one of the highest civil distinctions awarded in Catalonia (Spain), surpassed only in protocol by the Gold Medal of the Generalitat de Catalunya. It was established by the Generalitat de Catalunya autonomous government by virtue of the Decret 457/1981 de 18 de desembre in 1981.[1] The medal was designed by goldsmith Joaquim Capdevila.

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  1. ^ Normativa: DECRET 457/1981, de 18 de desembre, creant la Creu de Sant Jordi de la Generalitat de Catalunya; DECRET 182/1994, de 14 de juny, pel qual es modifica el Decret 457/1981, de 18 de desembre, creant la Creu de Sant Jordi de la Generalitat de Catalunya