Hungarian Order of Merit

The Hungarian Order of Merit (Hungarian: Magyar Érdemrend) is the second (the Order of St Stephen is the highest) highest State Order of Hungary. Founded in 1991, the order is a revival of an original order founded in 1946 and abolished in 1949. Its origins can be traced to the Order of Merit of the Kingdom of Hungary which existed from 1922 until 1946.

Hungarian Order of Merit
Chain of the Hungarian Order of Merit
Awarded forDistinguished service to Hungary
Presented bythe President of Hungary
EligibilityCitizens of Hungary and foreigners
StatusCurrently awarded
Established1991
Hungarian Order of Merit Grand Cross Star, military division
Precedence
Next (lower)Order of the Flag of the Republic of Hungary
RelatedHungarian Cross of Merit

In 2011 its official name changed from Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary to Hungarian Order of Merit in accordance with the new Hungarian Constitution.

Since 2011, the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary is the highest State Order of Hungary.