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Congolese franc

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  • Congo (Zaire), Democratic Republic

  • Congolese franc
  • Kinshasa
  • of 2 267 600 sq. km
  • French (state), a Lingala, a Swahili

Monetary unit of Democratic Republic Congo is the Congolese franc making 100 centimes and manufactured by Central bank of Congo. Now in a cash turn-over formally there are denominations of denomination of 1,5, 10, 20, 50 centimes, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 francs.

the Flag of Congo (Zaire) the Map of Congo (Zaire)
the Arms of Congo (Zaire)

Till 1911 in territory of the Belgian Congo (the former colony of Belgium) the Belgian coins addressed. In 1911 the monetary unit had been declared the Congolese franc equal to a Belgian franc. After declaration of independence in 1960 monetary unit of Congo there was a Congolese franc. On June, 23rd, 1967 the currency reform providing devaluation of Congolese franc and introduction of new monetary unit - a zaire is spent. In 1993 instead of a zaire the Congolese franc has been again injected.

In 1997 in Democratic Republic Congo of denomination notes have been entered into 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 francs. The denomination of 200 francs has been manufactured in 2000, and 500 francs - in 2002.

Face side of 10 centimes of Congo
the Back of 10 centimes of Congo

In 2010 by Central bank of Congo it has been manufactured 20 million notes in 500 francs in honour of the 50 anniversary of independence of the country from Belgium.

Face side of 500 francs of Congo
the Back of 500 francs of Congo

It is updated 03.2012

Coins of Congo (Zaire)


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