List of Countries and their Currency

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List of Countries and their Currency

There are over 195 countries in the world and seven continents such as Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Antarctica. Each country is different with its own history, architecture, struggles, culture and political identity. One thing that invariably is common amongst all countries is the use of money as a medium of exchange. All countries irrespective of whether they are small or big, landlocked or island-based, rich or poor, have a specific currency used for all monetary transactions. In this blog, let’s take a tour around the world and look at the list of countries and their currency! 

Asia: Countries & their Currencies

countries & their currency in aisa
Source: Belt and Road News

Here is the list of some countries of Asia with their currency-

Country Currency Symbols
Afghanistan Afghan Afghani (AFN) ؋
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)
Bhutan  Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) Nu
Cambodia Cambodian Riel (KHR)
China Chinese Renminbi Yuan (CNY) ¥
India Indian Rupee (INR)
Israel Israel Shekel (ILS)
Japan Japanese Yen (JPY) ¥, 円, 圓
Kuwait Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) د.ك
Laos Lao Kip (LAK) ₭, ₭N
Malaysia Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) RM
Nepal Nepalese Rupee (NPR) रू
North Korea North Korean Won (KPW)
Philippines Philippine Peso (PHP)
South Korea South Korean Won (KRW)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) د.إ

Africa: Countries & their Currencies

Source: Pinterest

Here is the list of countries of Africa with their currency-

Country Currency Symbol
Algeria  Dinar (DZD) دج
Benin  CFA Franc (XOF) CFA
Burkina Faso  CFA Franc (BCEAO XOF) CFA
Cameroon  CFA Franc (BEAC XAF) FCFA
Cape Verde  Cape Verde Escudo (CVE) $, Esc
DR Congo Franc (CDF) FC
Djibouti Djibouti Franc (DJF) Fdj
Egypt Pound (EGP) £, E£, ج.م, and L.E
Ethiopia  Birr (ETB) Br, ብር
Kenya  Shillings (KES) /-, /=, K, Ksh
Libya  Dinar (LYD) Dirham
Mauritius  Rupees (MUR)
Nigeria  Naira (NGN)
South Africa  Rand (ZAR) R
Uganda  Shillings (UGX) USh

Europe: Country & their Currencies

Source: Pinterest

Here is the list of some countries of Europe with their currency-

Country Currency Symbol
Albania Albanian lek (ALL) L
Armenia Armenian dram (AMD) ֏
Austria European euro (EUR)   
Belgium European euro (EUR)
Croatia Croatian kuna (HRK) kn
Denmark Danish krone (DKK) Kr.
France European euro (EUR)
Finland European euro (EUR)
Gibraltar (UK) Gibraltar pound (GIP) £
Greece European euro (EUR)
Iceland Icelandic krona (ISK) kr, Íkr
Ireland European euro (EUR)
Malta European euro (EUR)
Moldova Moldovan leu (MDL) L
Luxembourg European euro (EUR)
Poland Polish zloty (PLN)
Portugal European euro (EUR)
Russia  Russian Ruble (RUB) 
Spain Spanish Peseta (EPS) Pt
Serbia Serbian dinar (RSD) din
Slovenia European euro (EUR)
Turkey Turkish Lira (TRY)
United Kingdom Pound Sterling (GBP) £

North America: Countries & their Currencies

north america
Source: DreamsTime

Here is the list of some countries of North America with their currency-

Country Currency Symbol
Anguilla (UK) East Caribbean dollar (XCD) $
Bahamas Bahamian dollar (BSD) $
Barbados Barbadian dollar (BBD) $
Bermuda (UK) Bermudian dollar (BMD) $
British Virgin Islands (UK) United States dollar (USD) $
Canada Canadian dollar (CAD) $
Costa Rica Costa Rican colon (CRC)
Cuba Cuban peso (CUP) $, $MN, or ₱
Dominica East Caribbean dollar (XCD) $
Greenland (Denmark) Danish krone (DKK) Kr.
Jamaica Jamaican dollar (JMD) $
Martinique (France) European euro (EUR)
Mexico Mexican peso (MXN) MX$
Panama United States dollar (USD) $
Puerto Rico (USA) United States dollar (USD) $
United States of America United States dollar (USD) $

South America: Countries & their Currencies

Here is the list of countries of South America with their currency

countries and their currencies in south america
Source: Pinterest
Country Currency Symbol
Argentina Argentine peso (ARS) $
Bolivia Bolivian boliviano (BOB) Bs
Brazil Brazilian real (BRL) R$
Chile Chilean peso (CLP) $
Colombia Colombian peso (COP) $
Ecuador United States dollar (USD) $
Falkland Islands (UK) Falkland Islands pound (FKP) £
Guyana Guyanese dollar (GYD) $
Paraguay Paraguayan guarani (PYG)
Peru Peruvian sol (PEN) S/
South Georgia Island (UK) Pound sterling (GBP) £
Suriname Surinamese dollar (SRD) $
Uruguay Uruguayan peso (UYU) $
Venezuela Venezuelan bolivar (VES) Bs
South Georgia Island (UK) Pound sterling (GBP) £

Australia: Countries & their Currencies

australia and oceania continent
Source: Pinterest

Here is the list of some countries of Australia with their currency-

Country Currency Symbol
American Samoa (USA) United States dollar (USD) $
Australia Australian dollar (AUD) $
Fiji Fijian dollar (FJD) $
French Polynesia (France) CFP franc (XPF)
Guam (USA) United States dollar (USD) $
Kiribati Australian dollar (AUD) $
Marshall Islands United States dollar (USD) $
Nauru   Australian dollar (AUD) $
New Zealand New Zealand dollar (NZD) $
Niue (New Zealand) New Zealand dollar (NZD) $
Palau United States dollar (USD) $
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean kina (PGK) K
Samoa Samoan tala (WST) SAT, ST, T, WS$
Wake Island (USA) United States dollar (USD) $
Tokelau (New Zealand) New Zealand dollar (NZD) $

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