Sunday, August 07, 2016

Currencies used around the world

Russian ruble: Abkhazia, South Ossetia

Israeli shekel: Israel, Palestine

East Caribbean dollar: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Central African CFA franc: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

West African CFA franc: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bassau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo

CFP franc: French Polynesia, French Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna



Ripituc said...

I didn't realize/remember that there were two CFA francs. How crazy is it that so many countries keep using currency controlled by France? Half a century after independence? Long after even France stopped using francs?

Ed (BE) said...

I do not believe it is really controlled by France. The CFA was indexed on the French Franc then after 2001/2002 on the Euro. Just like a certain number of currencies are indexed on US dollar.
@ Tamerlane: The country is Guinea-Bissau not Bassau