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Most Common Currencies of the World


 

The map above shows the most common names of currency units used around the world. 

Euro [The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of 19 of the 27 member states of the European Union):

  • Austria (schilling)
  • Belgium (franc)
  • Cyprus (pound)
  • Estonia (kroon)
  • Finland (markka)
  • France (franc)
  • Germany (mark)
  • Greece (drachma)
  • Ireland (pound)
  • Italy (lira)
  • Latvia (lats)
  • Lithuania (litas)
  • Luxembourg (franc)
  • Malta (lira)
  • Netherlands (guilder)
  • Portugal (escudo)
  • Slovakia (koruna)
  • Slovenia (tolar)
  • Spain (peseta)

Dollar (normally represented using the $ sign & generally subdivided into 100 cents):

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia (Pound until 1966)
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand
  • Liberia
  • Jamaica
  • Namibia

 

Peso/Peseta (normally represented using the $ sign & generally subdivided into 100 centavo)

  • Mexico
  • Philippines
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Uruguay

Franc (no standard symbol, although  sometimes used, normally subdivided into 100 centimes)

  • Switzerland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Guinea
  • Comoros
  • Rwanda
  • Central African CFA franc: (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)
  • West African CFA franc: (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo)
  • CFP franc: (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna)

Pound (often represented using the £ sign & generally subdivided into 100 pence or piastre):

  • United Kingdom (also: Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, & Gibraltar)
  • Turkey (lira using ₺)
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon (lira in Arabic)
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria (lira in Arabic)

Ruble (sign (₽) & subdivided into 100 kopeks)

  • Russia
  • Belarus 
  • Transnistria 

 

Rupee/Rupiah (No standard symbol,  used in India & normally not subdivided)

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Nepal
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka

Dinar/Denar (no standard symbol or subdivision name)

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Tunisia

Shilling (One abbreviation for shilling is & no subdivision name)

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Somalia
Rial/Riyal (no standard symbol or subdivision name)
  • Iran
  • Oman
  • Yemen
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia

Krona/Krone (Often represented by kr sign and subdivided into 100 ore)

  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (including Faroe Islands and Greenland)
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Sweden

 

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