Countries that use the EUR
Currency Exchange Rates for Euro? Convert GBP to EUR at todays exchange rate. See money transfer for EuroZone and historical to restrictions.
EUR is the currency code for the Euro which, a currency used in many European nations.
Nicknames of the Euro
The Euro is known by various nicknames in different countries. In German its referred to as Teuro, Ege in Finnish, Leru in Spanish, Yoyo in Irish English.
The Central Bank in Europe serving the Euro is known as the European Central Bank.
The inflation rate for the Euro stands at 0.10 %.
Spelling and Capitalization
This currency is spelt and capitalized as Euro.
Use of the Euro
The Euro is used in sovereign states that are members of the European Union such as Germany, France and Italy.
Outside the European Union states, some countries such as the Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco and the Vatican City. The Euro is also used as a trading currency in North Korea, Syria and Cuba.
Exchanging currency in the European Union
The Euro is the major currency traded in the European Union. It is actually the official currency for most of the nations in the Eurozone. It can be exchanged for other currencies such as the USD from the European Central Bank.
Converting GBP pounds to the Euro
One can exchange their British pounds to Euros as per the prevailing exchange rate. ( 1 Euro= 0.89420 GBP)
Meaning of GBP to Euro
This refers to the exchange rate of a sterling pound to an Euro.
Sign for the Euro
The Euro is represented by the sign, â‚¬.
Stability of the Euro
The Euro is a very stable currency. This can be attributed to a number of factors:
-presence of pro-European political leaders elected in office across Europe.
-trade pacts between states in Europe
Main currencies in use
The major currency in use in the eurozone is the Euro which serves as the official currency for over 19 countries. The USD is also a major currency in the zone. This can be attributed to the stability of these currencies as well as the presence of the European Union.
Currency Information on Euro - EUR— Euro - €
Euro coins available are circulated in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 & 2 euro. Banknotes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.
Often referred to as ‘the single currency’ the Euro is the official currency of many countries within Europe; the ‘Eurozone’, consisting of 19 members states of the EU. It was introduced in 1999 and replaced the European Currency Unit at par. Since 2002, the Euro has traded for more than the USD, reaching the value of $1.6038 in 2008 and currently standing at $1.10.
The Euro is the official currency of the following countries; Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, the Netherlands, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Germany, Greece, France, Cyprus, Belgium, Austria and Estonia. 337 million Europeans use the euro daily, which is the second most traded currency, as well as being the second largest reserve currency.
The combined value of the euro coins and banknotes in circulation has surpassed the value of the USD currency in circulation, making the euro the number 1 currency for combined value of banknotes and coins in circulation.
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