National Order of the Ivory Coast

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National Order of the Ivory Coast
Ordre National de la Côte d'Ivoire
National Order of the Republic of the Ivory Coast grand officer badge - Tallinn Museum of Orders.jpg
Grand Officer's badge
Awarded by  Ivory Coast
TypeState Order
Established10 April 1961
Awarded forMeritorious service to the state.
Classes
  • Collar
  • Grand Cross
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight
Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national Chevalier ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the order
Grand Officer Star of the order

The National Order of the Ivory Coast (sometimes simply mentioned as National Order) is the highest state order of knighthood of the Ivory Coast.

History[edit]

The Order was founded on 10 April 1961 to celebrate the independence of the Ivory Coast which was until 1960 a French colony. As the highest state honour, it is awarded to those who have highly distinguished themselves to the service to the state.[1] The collar Collar is awarded solely to foreign heads of state.

Insignia[edit]

The medal of the order is constituted of a white-enamelled cross of Malta, bordered in red, surrounded by a green crown of laurel. At the centre of the cross in a gold medallion showing a frontal elephant surrounded by a crown of laurel, the whole surrounded by a green-enamelled ring with golden inscription "REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D'IVOIRE" ("Republic of Ivory Coast").

The plaque shows the same desig as the medal but the cross is put upon a silver radiating star.

The ribbon of the order is dark orange.

Grades[edit]

The Order is subdivided in five ordinary grades, plus a special class of the Collar:

  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national GC ribbon.svg Collar
  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national GC ribbon.svg Grand Cross
  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national GO ribbon.svg Grand Officer
  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national Commandeur ribbon.svg Commander
  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national Officier ribbon.svg Officer
  • Cote d'Ivoire Ordre national Chevalier ribbon.svg Knight

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salhi, Kamal, ed. (2000). Francophone Studies: Discourse and Identity. Exeter, UK: Elm Bank Publications. p. 54. ISBN 1902454057.

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