Order of Independence (Jordan)

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Order of Independence
Wisam al-Istiqial
Awarded by  Jordan
Type Order
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Abdullah II of Jordan
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Medal
Established 1921
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Star of Jordan
Order of Independence Jordan.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Independence (Wisam al-Istiqial) is the fourth knighthood order of the Kingdom of Jordan.

History[edit]

It was instituted in 1921 by Emir Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

Grades[edit]

The Order of Independence is divided in five classes :

  • Grand Cordon
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight

and a medal

Insignia[edit]

The ribbon is purple with white and black stripes on its borders.

Notable recipients[edit]

Senior members of the Jordanian Royal Family as well as Prime Ministers of Jordan are among the current recipients of the Order's highest rank of Grand Cordon. Others include foreign royalty, prominent businessmen and cultural figures.

Grand Cordon[edit]

Sources[edit]

Medals World Index, Jordan: Order of Independence (Wisam al-Istiqial)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forum Principes de Asturias, State visit in Spain, 1999, Group photo