Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg

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Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg
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Awarded by Baden-Württemberg
Country Germany
Type Civil order of merit
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in politics, society, culture and economics
Established 26 November 1974
Total awarded 1754
(as of 5 September 2011)
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Ribbon bar of the order

Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg (German: Verdienstorden des Landes Baden-Württemberg) is the highest award of the Germany State of Baden-Württemberg. Established 26 November 1974, it was originally called the Medal of Merit of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Die Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg). Effective 26 June 2009, the medal assumed its current name.[1] The order is awarded by the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding contributions to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in politics, society, culture and economics. The order is limited to 1,000 living holders, and has been awarded 1,754 times, as of 5 September 2011.[2]

Notable recipients[edit]


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