Order of Merit of Saxony-Anhalt

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Order of Merit of Saxony-Anhalt
Verdienstorden des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Der Verdienstorden des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt.png
Order of Merit of Saxony-Anhalt
Awarded by Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt
CountryGermany
TypeOrder of merit
Statistics
Established23 May 2006
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Merit of Saxony-Anhalt (German: Verdienstorden des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt) is the highest award of the German State of Saxony-Anhalt. Established 23 May 2006, the order is presented by the Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt. The total number of living recipients is limited to 300.[1] Recipients of the order are recognized for exceptional performance over a longer period of time or an extraordinary individual performance for Saxony-Anhalt and its citizens. Individuals are considered from among the citizens and non-citizens of Saxony-Anhalt.[2]

Insignia[edit]

The badge of the Order of Merit of Saxony-Anhalt is a Maltese cross enameled in white with a black and gold border. In the center of the cross is a gold medallion bearing the Coat of arms of Saxony-Anhalt. Men wear the badge of the order around the neck under the collar of the dress shirt. Women wear the badge from a bow of the ribbon about a hand's breadth below the left shoulder. The ribbon of the order is half yellow and half black with gold edges.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stiftung des Verdienstordens des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt" (in German). Sachsen-Anhalt Landesrecht. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Auszeichnungen des Landes" (in German). Sachsen-anhalt.de. Retrieved 13 May 2013.