Order of Charlemagne

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Order of Charlemagne
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Badge of the Order of Charlemagne
Awarded by Andorra Head of Government
Type State order of merit
Established 7 December 2007 (2007-12-07)
Country  Andorra
Eligibility "Reward the merits of those who have excelled in their field of work and who have made outstanding services to the Andorran State"
Status Dormant
Founder Juli Minoves Triquell
Classes Four
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) None
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Ribbon of the Order of Charlemagne

The Order of Charlemagne (Catalan: Orde de Carlemany) is the only order and civil decoration issued by the Principality of Andorra.

History[edit]

The Order of Charlemagne was created 7 December 2007 by the Minister of Culture Juli Minoves Triquell with the purpose to "reward the merits of those who have excelled in their field of work and who have made outstanding services to the Andorran State".

The name of the order was given to honour the figure of the founder of the Principality of Andorra, Emperor Charlemagne of the Franks, who granted sovereignty to the people of the "Valleys of Andorra" in gratitude for helping him fight the Saracens. Since then, Charlemagne has been a national symbol for the principality.

Organisation[edit]

The Grand Master of the order is the Prime Minister of the Principality of Andorra, currently Antoni Martí. Grand Chancellor[disambiguation needed] is the Minister of Culture, currently Olga Gelabert.

The order is divided into four classes:

Recipients in selection[edit]

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