Order of the Nile

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Order of the Nile
Kiladat El Nil
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Medal of the Order of the Nile
Awarded by  Egypt
Type Order
Awarded for Exceptionally valuable public service to Egypt
Established 1915[1]
Reconstituted under the Republic
18 June 1953
Next (higher) Order of Ismail
Next (lower) Order of the Republic (Egypt)
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Ribbon bar for Grand Cordon
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Ribbon bar for Grand Officer
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Ribbon bar for Commander
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Ribbon bar for Officer
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Ribbon bar for Knight

The Order of the Nile (Kiladat El Nil) is Egypt's highest state honor. The award was instituted in 1915 by Sultan Hussein Kamel to be awarded by Egypt for exceptional services to the nation. It was reconstituted under the Arab Republic of Egypt on 18 June 1953.[2]

It consists of the Grand Cordon, plus a Collar which is worn by the President of the Republic and may be granted to other Heads of State. Although the junior grades (Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight) were originally documented, they are not believed to still be awarded and may have been abolished. In the Kingdom of Egypt the Order of the Nile ranked beneath the Order of Ismail.

Some appointees to the order[edit]


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  2. ^ "Republic of Egypt: Order of the Nile". Medals of the World. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Baldwin’s Auction 67 & 68" (PDF). Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Al-Busaid Dynasty". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "No. 14747". The Edinburgh Gazette. 14 April 1931. p. 410. 
  6. ^ "Mohamed ElBaradei". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  7. ^ US Department of State. "Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)". Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Amin Gemayel to March 14: Keep Out of Syria". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sisi offers Mansour Order of the Nile". Egypt Independent. Egypt Independent. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Egyptian Sharm El Sheikh to take part in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East. — Official site of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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