List of African currencies

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List of African currencies

Among the different national currencies in circulation in this region, two stand out: the CFA franc of West Africa, used in 8 independent countries, and the CFA franc of Central Africa, used in 6 other nations. Its relative stability is guaranteed through the fixed exchange rate, both are currently linked to the euro.

The only local currency classified among the most traded in the international currency market is the South African rand, which is located at the end of the top 20.

List of African currencies

All African currencies with their ISO-4217 codes, listed by dependent countries and territories

Country or territory

Currency

ISO-4217

A
AlgeriaAlgerian dinarDZD
AngolaAngolan kwanzaAOA
Ascension Island (UK)Saint Helena poundSHP
B
BeninWest African CFA francXOF
BotswanaBotswana pulaBWP
Burkina FasoWest African CFA francXOF
BurundiBurundi francBIF
C
Cabo VerdeCape Verdean escudoCVE
CameroonCentral African CFA francXAF
Central African RepublicCentral African CFA francXAF
ChadCentral African CFA francXAF
ComorosComorian francKMF
Congo, Democratic Republic of theCongolese francCDF
Congo, Republic of theCentral African CFA francXAF
Cote d’IvoireWest African CFA francXOF
D
DjiboutiDjiboutian francDJF
E
EgyptEgyptian poundEGP
Equatorial GuineaCentral African CFA francXAF
EritreaEritrean nakfaERN
EthiopiaEthiopian birrETB
G
GabonCentral African CFA francXAF
GambiaGambian dalasiGMD
GhanaGhanaian cediGHS
GuineaGuinean francGNF
Guinea-BissauWest African CFA francXOF
K
KenyaKenyan shillingKES
L
LesothoLesotho lotiLSL
LiberiaLiberian dollarLRD
LibyaLibyan dinarLYD
M
MadagascarMalagasy ariaryMGA
MalawiMalawian kwachaMWK
MaliWest African CFA francXOF
MauritaniaMauritanian ouguiyaMRU
MauritiusMauritian rupeeMUR
Mayotte (France)European euroEUR
MoroccoMoroccan dirhamMAD
MozambiqueMozambican meticalMZN
N
NamibiaNamibian dollarNAD
NigerWest African CFA francXOF
NigeriaNigerian nairaNGN
R
Reunion (France)European euroEUR
RwandaRwandan francRWF
S
Saint Helena (UK)Saint Helena poundSHP
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe dobraSTN
SenegalWest African CFA francXOF
SeychellesSeychellois rupeeSCR
Sierra LeoneSierra Leonean leoneSLL
SomaliaSomali shillingSOS
South AfricaSouth African randZAR
South SudanSouth Sudanese poundSSP
SudanSudanese poundSDG
SwazilandSwazi lilangeniSZL
T
TanzaniaTanzanian shillingTZS
TogoWest African CFA francXOF
Tristan da Cunha (UK)Pound sterlingGBP
TunisiaTunisian dinarTND
U
UgandaUgandan shillingUGX
Z
ZambiaZambian kwachaZMW
ZimbabweUnited States dollarUSD

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