|Order of the Lion of Finland|
Suomen Leijonan ritarikunta
Commander Grand Cross breast star of the order (missing three of its original fifteen gold rays)
|Awarded by the President of Finland|
|Eligibility||Civilians and military personnel|
|Awarded for||Civil and military merit|
|Established||September 11, 1942|
|Next (higher)||Order of the White Rose of Finland|
|Next (lower)||Cross of Merit for Finnish Physical Education and Sports|
The Order of the Lion of Finland (Finnish : Suomen Leijonan ritarikunta; Swedish : Finlands Lejons orden) is one of three official orders in Finland, along with the Order of the Cross of Liberty and the Order of the White Rose of Finland. The President of Finland is the Grand Master of all three orders. The orders are administered by boards consisting of a chancellor, a vice-chancellor and at least four members. The orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland have a joint board. The President of Finland wears the Star of the Order of the Lion of Finland.
The classes of the Order of the Lion of Finland are:
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