Order of the Nile

The Order of the Nile (Kiladat El Nil) was established in 1915 and served as one of the Kingdom of Egypt's principal orders until the monarchy was abolished in 1953. It was then reconstituted as the Republic of Egypt's highest state honor.

Order of the Nile
Kiladat El Nil
Badge of the 4th class of the Order, Officer.
Awarded by Kingdom of Egypt
Awarded forRendering useful service to Egypt
Last awarded1953 on the abolition of the monarchy
Next (higher)Order of Ismail

Ribbon bar for Grand Cordon

Ribbon bar for Grand Officer

Ribbon bar for Commander

Ribbon bar for Officer

Ribbon bar for Knight
Order of the Nile
Kiladat El Nil
Badge of the Collar of the Nile
Awarded by Republic of  Egypt
Awarded forExceptional valuable public service to Egypt
Established18 June 1953, as a reconstituted Order by the new Republic
Next (lower)Order of the Republic (Egypt)

Ribbon bar for Grand Cordon

Sultanate and Kingdom of Egypt

The Order was established in 1915 by Sultan Hussein Kamel of Egypt for award to persons who had rendered useful service to the country.[2] It ranked beneath the Order of Ismail and was frequently awarded to British officers and officials serving in Egypt, as well as distinguished Egyptian citizens.
The order comprised five classes:[2]

  1. Grand Cordon: Badge worn from a sash over the right shoulder, with a star on the left chest.
  2. Grand Officer: Badge worn around the neck, with a smaller star on the left chest.
  3. Commander: Badge worn around the neck.
  4. Officer: Badge worn on the left chest from a ribbon bearing a rosette.
  5. Knight: Badge worn on the left chest from a plain ribbon.

Republic of Egypt

After Egypt became a republic in 1953 the Order of the Nile was reconstituted to serve as Egypt's highest state honor.[3] It now consists of:

  1. The Collar of the Nile, worn by the President of the Republic and may be granted to other Heads of State.[4][3]
  2. The Order of the Nile, awarded for exceptional services to the nation.[5] It has a single Grand Cordon class, with the badge of the order worn from a sash and the star of the order worn on the left chest. Although the five class structure of the original 1915 order was mentioned when the order was restructured in 1953,[6] the four more junior grades are no longer awarded.[3]

Some appointees to the order

The Sultanate and Kingdom of Egypt (1915–1953)

The Republic Egypt (From 1953)


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