Medal of the Order of Charlemagne

Medalla de Orde de Carlemany

  • The Order was instituted on 7 December 2007.
  • Order awarded 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 honor 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, the name of Charlemagne has been a national symbol.
  • The order in four classes: Collar, Grand Cross, Commander and medal.
  • Charlemagne (2 April 742 – 28 January 814) - was the King of the Franks from 768, the King of Italy from 774, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire three centuries earlier.