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Congolese franc

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Congolese franc
franc congolais (French)
Image:CongoDemRepP85a-1Franc-1997(1998)-donatedth b.jpg
1 franc note (reverse)
ISO 4217 Code CDF
User(s) Democratic Republic of Congo
Inflation 9%
Source The World Factbook, 2004 est.
Subunit
1/100 centime
Symbol Fr
Coins 25, 50 centimes, 1 franc (see article)
Banknotes 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 centimes, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 francs
Central bank Banque Centrale du Congo
Website www.bcc.cd

The franc is the currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is subdivided into 100 centimes.

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[edit] First franc, 1887-1967

During Belgian colonial rule, currency denominated in centimes and francs was issued for use in Congo. These francs were equal in value to the Belgian franc. From 1916, the Congolese franc also circulated in Rwanda and Burundi.

Coins were issued in denominations from 1 centime up to 50 francs. As with Belgium's own coins, some types were issued in two distinct version, one with French legends, the other with Flemish legends. Banknotes were issued in denominations of 1 franc up to 1000 francs, first by the Independant State of Congo, then by the "Bank of Belgian Congo" and finally by the "Central Bank of Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi".

The franc remained Congo's currency after independence until 1967, when the zaïre was introduced at a rate of 1 zaïre = 1000 francs.

Between 1960 and 1962, Katanga issued its own franc.

[edit] Second franc, 1997-

The franc was re-established in 1997, replacing the new zaïre at a rate of one hundred thousand to one.

[edit] Coins

There are numerous designs of 25 centimes, 50 centimes and 1 franc coins made of non-precious metal. Whether they are in use remains unknown.

[edit] Banknotes

Banknotes in circulation are [1] [2]

  • 1 centime
  • 5 centimes
  • 10 centimes
  • 20 centimes
  • 50 centimes
  • 1 franc
  • 5 francs
  • 10 francs
  • 20 francs
  • 50 francs
  • 100 francs
  • 200 francs
  • 500 francs
Current CDF exchange rates
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Currencies of Africa
North Algerian dinar | Euro (Plaza de soberanía) | Egyptian pound | Libyan dinar | Mauritanian ouguiya | Moroccan dirham | Sudanese dinar | Sudanese pound | Tunisian dinar
Central Angolan kwanza | Burundian franc | Central African CFA franc (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon) | Congolese franc | Rwandan franc
West Cape Verdean escudo | Euro ( Canary Islands, Madeira) | Gambian dalasi | Ghanaian cedi | Guinean franc | Liberian dollar | Nigerian naira | São Tomé and Príncipe dobra | Sierra Leonean leone | West African CFA franc (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo)
East Comorian franc | Djiboutian franc | Eritrean nakfa | Ethiopian birr | Kenyan shilling | Seychelles rupee | Somali shilling | Somaliland shilling | Tanzanian shilling | Ugandan shilling
South Botswana pula | Euro (Mayotte, Réunion) | Lesotho loti | Malawian kwacha | Malagasy ariary | Mauritian rupee | Mozambican metical | Namibian dollar | Saint Helena pound | South African rand | Swazi lilangeni | Zambian kwacha | Zimbabwean dollar
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Congolese franc

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