LIST OF ALL AFRICAN CURRENCIES: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Hello guys, we bring to you right in this article the list of all African currencies compiled together. Is it possible to collate all full list of coins we have for the 54 countries in Africa? That’s reasonable guys, and we have made out time for you to get what you want right here. Now let’s get down to the deal, Africa happens to be the second largest continent on the planet earth blessed with great countries. Fortunate enough for the continent, all various 54 states possess one made use currency or the other, although, some are found to use other countries currency such as regional currencies, both within the continent and outside the continent. As we all know that other countries colonized most of the countries in Africa from another mainland, but majorly by the British colonial masters, hence, some of the countries colonized by the colonial masters have adopted some of the features of the colonial masters which include languages, cultures, currencies, and so on, although, the colonization could be address as somewhat of help to the country in a stylish pattern following the facts that some of them have adopted features from them, but the masses go about with the news of them being wrong, well, they may likely be wrong I guess, but have undoubtedly made an impact, however, come to think of it, the signs of progress of some of the African countries that were victims of colonization were derived after their independence, while some countries even become worse and filled with conflicts after their freedom, so what does that imply? Well, I would instead say, those countries haven’t seen the light. Regardless of that fact, the states that have chosen to adopt such features are still found to do well even after their independence. As it stands today, all 54 countries across the African continent today are independent countries each being made a republic. Right in this article, there is an amusement discovered, now what do I mean? Amongst all the different national currencies found across Africa, there are two notable currencies noted to be made use of by different independent countries in Africa of which the first one being the West African CFA Franc is made use of by the full 8 countries while the Central African CFA franc is made use of by a different total of 6 countries on this list. However, the relative stability of these currencies is made determined by the fixed exchange rate means of which currently, the two are made pegged to the Euro. Meanwhile, the South African rand happens to be the only local currency which has attained rank among the most-traded in the international market for forex.

Okay, guys, that should be enough to get you the basic knowledge you need about what we are going to discuss as we haven’t started yet, so let’s get it all started by moving into the main segment we have all been waiting for in this article.

LIST OF ALL AFRICAN CURRENCIES

Here we are guys, and without much ado, the list of all the African country currencies is stated below concerning their countries.

  • #1. Algeria (Algerian dinar)

Algeria stands tall as an independent country in Africa with its own made money known wide across Africa and in the international market even though not ranked. This country is noted to make use of the Algerian dinar as their currency.

  • #2. Angola (Angolan Kwanza)

This country is often argued to be part of both the central African countries and the Southern African countries, but we are not going into that argument for today. The currency made use of by this great nation is known as the Angolan Kwanza.

  • #3. The Republic of Benin (West African CFA franc)

The Republic of Benin located in the western region of Africa is noted as one of the eight countries in Africa which makes use of the West African CFA franc.

  • #4. Botswana (Botswana Pula)

Here we have a state located in the Southern African region has its capital city as Gaborone. This great independent country makes use of the Botswana pula as their means of exchange for goods at the foreign market and in their country as well.

  • #5. Burkina Faso (West African CFA franc)

Here also we have another state located in the West African region and known to be one amongst the countries to make use of the West African CFA franc across the continent. You could keep counting you know.

  • #6. Burundi (Burundi franc)

Burundi is a country located in the East African region. This country has a similar currency to that of the two countries listed so far to make use of the West African CFA franc, but not actually identical in other sense, just that they possess almost the same name as they both use the franc name, but the difference is that the Burundi franc is a self-hosted currency, while the West African CFA franc is not from just one country.

  • #7. Cameroon (Central African CFA franc)

Cameroon with the money it is noted to make use of should be a signal to you that the country is located right in the Central African region, thereby making use of the Central African CFA franc as one of the six states which makes use of this currency across Africa.

  • #8. Central African Republic (Central African CFA franc)

Having its capital city as Bangui is the Central African Republic and of course, this republic is noted widely also to be involved in the use of the Central African CFA franc as it stands as number two on this list to make use of the currency of the 6.

  • #9. Chad (Central African CFA Franc)

If asked, some people who are probably not geographical students because I would expect all geographic students to know this, they would likely say this country is located in West Africa following the fact that there is a lake Chad close to the state known as the giant of Africa “Nigeria”, but actually, Chad falls under the Central African Region of Africa and therefore makes use of the Central African CFA franc.

  • #10. Democratic Republic of Congo (Congolese Franc)

Having its capital city as Kinshasa is no other country or republic than the Democratic Republic of Congo, this great republic is located right also in the Central African region, but stands tall as a country with its currency rather than the Central African CFA franc made use of by another Central African country in Africa. This country makes use of the Congolese franc.

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  • #11. Republic of Congo (Central African CFA franc)

You shouldn’t actually get confused as regards this country and the Democratic Republic of Congo as they are different from each other but both located at the Central African region, however, this country, unlike the other similar country, makes use of the Central African CFA franc, thereby making the fourth on this list to make use of this currency.

  • #12. Ivory Coast (West African CFA Franc)

Without being told, you would have figure out yourself that this country is a country located in the Western region of Africa as it stands as one of the countries to make use of the West African CFA franc across the continent.

  • #13. Djibouti (Djiboutian franc)

Djibouti is another country on this list located in the Eastern African region; this great country is known to make use of the Djiboutian franc.

  • #14. Egypt (Egyptian pound)

Coming up first as the country to host a self-made pounds is the Egyptian country, Egypt is a country known for greatness in various aspects we wouldn’t want to mention so as not to get you distracted from the topic we are discussing today.

  • #15. Equatorial Guinea (Central African CFA franc)

Coming up next right here is another Central African country which is also noted to make use of the Central African CFA franc currency as its used currency.

  • #16. Eritrea (Eritrean Nakfa)

This country doesn’t seem that popular, although it may be popular to some extent. Anyways, we aren’t here to discuss that, this country is located in the East African region and noted to make use of the Eritrean nakfa as currency.

  • #17. Eswatini (Swazi lilangeni)

This country formerly known as Swaziland is a country in Africa known to make use of the Swazi lilangeni currency.

  • #18. Ethiopia (Ethiopian Birr)

Here we have another country from East African having its capital city as the city of Addis Ababa. This country is an independent country known to make use of the Ethiopian birr as its currency.

  • #19. Gabon (Central African CFA franc)

Gabon is a country known to be located at the Central African region but somewhat always argued to be a Southern African country and also one of the central African countries which makes use of the Central African CFA franc.

  • #20. Gambia (Gambian dalasi)

The Gambia is another great country having its currency known as the Gambian dalasi.

  • #21. Ghana (Ghanaian Cedi)

Here we have a country in West Africa which is believed to have emanated from Nigeria but was cast out, anyways, the stone that the builder has rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and we wouldn’t go into history right now. Ghana makes use of the Ghanaian Cedi.

  • #22. Guinea (Guinean franc)

This country is noted widely to make use of the currency called the Guinean franc.

  • #23. Guinea-Bissau (West African CFA Franc)

This happens to be a country located in West Africa and known to make use of the West African CFA franc currency.

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  • #24. Kenya (Kenyan Shilling)

Kenya tends to be a country located in the Eastern part of Africa, otherwise known as an East African country. This great country is known for its richness in wildlife; nevertheless, Kenya makes use of the Kenyan shillings as their currency.

  • #25. Lesotho (Lesotho loti)

Lesotho is a country located in the Southern African region, and this country is noted to hold up high their currency known as the Lesotho Loti.

  • #26. Liberia (Liberian Dollar)

This is not the dollar you think of as this is called the Liberian dollar and the popular one you know is the United States dollar, so it is better not to get confused with the two as they are weighed than each other in the foreign market.

  • #27. Libya (Libyan dinar)

Libya is a country that makes use of the Libyan dinar as the currency used across the country and in the foreign market for trade.

  • #28. Madagascar (Malagasy Ariary)

Even though this country happens to be a small country, it still makes use of its currency which is known to be the ariary currency.

  • #29. Malawi (Malawian Kwacha)

Have you practically been hearing of kwacha, and you seem not to know the country with the currency? Here you have it; Malawi is known to make use of the Malawian kwacha as their currency.

  • #30. Mali (West African CFA franc)

Mali is a country located in the Western region of Africa and noted widely to make use of the popular regional currency known as the West African CFA franc.

  • #31. Mauritania (Mauritanian ouguiya)

The country of Mauritania is known to make use of the Mauritanian ouguiya as their currency.

  • #32. Mauritius (Mauritian rupee)

Mauritius is another country in Africa known to make use of the Mauritian rupee as their currency.

  • #33. Morocco (Moroccan dirham)

Morocco is another great and popular country in Africa which is known to make use of the Moroccan dirham as their currency.

  • #34. Mozambique (Mozambican metical)

Mozambique is a country located in the Southern region of Africa and known to make use of the Mozambican medical as the currency used across Africa.

  • #35. Namibia (Namibia Dollar)

Here we have another country in Africa making use of the dollar currency although different from all other dollar currency you may know as the currency for this country is known as the Namibia dollar.

  • #36. Niger (West African CFA franc)

Niger is a country located in West Africa and noted to make use of the West African CFA franc as one of the eight countries in Africa to make use of the currency.

  • #37. Nigeria (Nigerian Naira)

Here we have the most popular country in Africa known as the giant of Africa, rich in culture and mineral resources. This country is an independent country that makes use of its own printed currency known as the Naira currency.

Other African Countries and their currencies include the following;

Countries                                                   Currencies

  • Rwanda Rwandan franc
  • Senegal West African CFA franc
  • Sao Tome and Principle Sao Tome and Principle Dobra
  • Sierra Leone           Sierra Leonean Leone
  • South Africa South African Rand
  • Sudan Sudanese pound
  • South Sudan South Sudanese pound
  • Somalia           Somalia shilling
  • Tanzania Tanzanian shilling
  • Tunisia Tunisian dinar
  • Togo West African CFA franc
  • Uganda Ugandan shilling
  • Zambia Zambian kwacha
  • Zimbabwe United States dollar

Conclusion On List Of All African Currencies: All You Need To Know

As we can see above, just only a country adopted the currency of another continent’s land, but African countries have been high to have possessed their coins each as some possess and makes use of regional currencies.

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