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
Algeria Algerian dinar DZD
Angola Angolan kwanza AOA
Ascension Island (UK) Saint Helena pound SHP
B
Benin West African CFA franc XOF
Botswana Botswana pula BWP
Burkina Faso West African CFA franc XOF
Burundi Burundi franc BIF
C
Cabo Verde Cape Verdean escudo CVE
Cameroon Central African CFA franc XAF
Central African Republic Central African CFA franc XAF
Chad Central African CFA franc XAF
Comoros Comorian franc KMF
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congolese franc CDF
Congo, Republic of the Central African CFA franc XAF
Cote d’Ivoire West African CFA franc XOF
D
Djibouti Djiboutian franc DJF
E
Egypt Egyptian pound EGP
Equatorial Guinea Central African CFA franc XAF
Eritrea Eritrean nakfa ERN
Ethiopia Ethiopian birr ETB
G
Gabon Central African CFA franc XAF
Gambia Gambian dalasi GMD
Ghana Ghanaian cedi GHS
Guinea Guinean franc GNF
Guinea-Bissau West African CFA franc XOF
K
Kenya Kenyan shilling KES
L
Lesotho Lesotho loti LSL
Liberia Liberian dollar LRD
Libya Libyan dinar LYD
M
Madagascar Malagasy ariary MGA
Malawi Malawian kwacha MWK
Mali West African CFA franc XOF
Mauritania Mauritanian ouguiya MRU
Mauritius Mauritian rupee MUR
Mayotte (France) European euro EUR
Morocco Moroccan dirham MAD
Mozambique Mozambican metical MZN
N
Namibia Namibian dollar NAD
Niger West African CFA franc XOF
Nigeria Nigerian naira NGN
R
Reunion (France) European euro EUR
Rwanda Rwandan franc RWF
S
Saint Helena (UK) Saint Helena pound SHP
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe dobra STN
Senegal West African CFA franc XOF
Seychelles Seychellois rupee SCR
Sierra Leone Sierra Leonean leone SLL
Somalia Somali shilling SOS
South Africa South African rand ZAR
South Sudan South Sudanese pound SSP
Sudan Sudanese pound SDG
Swaziland Swazi lilangeni SZL
T
Tanzania Tanzanian shilling TZS
Togo West African CFA franc XOF
Tristan da Cunha (UK) Pound sterling GBP
Tunisia Tunisian dinar TND
U
Uganda Ugandan shilling UGX
Z
Zambia Zambian kwacha ZMW
Zimbabwe United States dollar USD

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