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The Order of Independence (Wisam al-Istiqial) is the fourth knighthood order of the Kingdom of Jordan.

Order of Independence
Wisam al-Istiqial
JOR Sign of the Order of Independence.svg
Awarded by  Jordan
TypeOrder
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignAbdullah II of Jordan
GradesGrand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Star of Jordan
JOR Order of Independence KN.svg
Ribbon bar of the order

HistoryEdit

It was instituted in 1921 by Emir Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

GradesEdit

The Order of Independence is divided in five classes :

  •   Grand Cordon
  •   Grand Officer
  •   Commander
  •   Officer
  •   Knight

and a medal

InsigniaEdit

The ribbon is purple with white and black stripes on its borders.

Notable recipientsEdit

Senior members of the Jordanian Royal Family as well as Prime Ministers of Jordan are among the current recipients of the Order's highest rank of Grand Cordon. Others include foreign royalty, prominent businessmen and cultural figures.

Grand Cordon

Grand Officer

SourcesEdit

Medals World Index, Jordan: Order of Independence (Wisam al-Istiqial)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forum Principes de Asturias, State visit in Spain, 1999, Group photo
  2. ^ Jordantimes, King honours pioneers on 70th Independence Day.
  3. ^ [1].