Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

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Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
Order of merit of hungary chain.jpg
Chain of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
Awarded by the Republic of Hungary
Eligibility Citizens of Hungary and foreigners
Awarded for Distinguished service to Hungary
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established 1991
Precedence
Next (lower) Order of the Flag of the Republic of Hungary
Related Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
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Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary Grand Cross Star, military division

The Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (Hungarian: Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend) is the highest State Order of Hungary. Founded in 1991, the order is a revival of an original order founded in 1946 and abolished in 1949.

Classes[edit]

The civil division is divided into six classes of merit, whilst the military division is divided into five. The highest class, the Grand Cross with Chain, is exclusive to the civilian division and is only awarded to heads of state.

Ribbon bars of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
Class Civil Military
Grand Cross with Chain
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep 1class Collar BAR.svg
N/A
Grand Cross
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 1class BAR.svg
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 1class BAR.svg
Commander's Cross with Star
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 2class BAR.svg
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 2class BAR.svg
Commander's Cross
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 3class BAR.svg
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 3class BAR.svg
Officer's Cross
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 4class BAR.svg
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 4class BAR.svg
Knight's Cross
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) 5class BAR.svg
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 5class BAR.svg

Below the Order of Merit in precedence is the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, with three classes for both military and civilians.

Ribbon bars of the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary
Class Civil Military
Golden Cross
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) Gold BAR.svg
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) Gold BAR.svg
Silver Cross
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) Silver BAR.svg
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) Silver BAR.svg
Bronze Cross
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (civil) Bronze BAR.svg
HUN Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) Bronze BAR.svg

Insignia[edit]

  • The medal of the Order is made on the features of the ancient Royal Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary: it consists of an white-enamelled cross edged with green, showing a central circular medallion enamelled in red showing the coat of arms of Hungary, surrounded by a wreath of green enamel.
  • The star takes up the shape of the medal but is mounted on a golden radiant star.
  • The ribbon is green with a red stripe and a white stripe for the civil class, while it is red with a green stripe and a white stripe for the military class.

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