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  • Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic

  • Birr
  • Addis Ababa
  • of 1 101 000 sq. km
  • an Amharic (state), etc. dialects
  • ET (ETH) 231

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Monetary unit of Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia is the Ethiopian birr making 100 cents and manufactured by the National bank of Ethiopia.

Since 1894 along with silver thalers of Maria Terezii addressing before as national money silver coins "talaris" or Menelik thalers, almost Marias Terezii not differing from thalers began to be manufactured. In 1935 after grab of Ethiopia by Italy as monetary unit the Italian lira has been entered. After the introduction into 1940 of English armies the circulation talaris is reduced and the East African shillings are entered as a lawful legal tender. The law from May, 29th, 1945 as monetary unit had been entered the Ethiopian dollar equal to 100 cents. Since September, 21st, 1976 the new name of monetary unit - a birr = to 100 cents is entered. Notes in the Ethiopian dollars were subject to an exchange for new notes in birrs on a parity 1: 1 till January, 1977

the Flag Ethiopia the Map Ethiopia
the Arms Ethiopia

In a cash turn-over there are denominations of denomination 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 birr. An official international letter designation of the Ethiopian birr which has a fairly steady rate, - ETB . Exportation of the native currency from Ethiopia is limited.

Face side 50 birr of Ethiopia
the Back 50 birr of Ethiopia

The Note 50 Ethiopian birr is executed mainly in oranzhevo-brown tones. On face side in the center the plotting of the peasant ploughing in the field on oxen, to the left of the center - a lion's head, still hardly more to the left - the latent plotting (a map of Ethiopia), on an underside - the lock of emperor Fasilidasa in the city of Gonder.

Face side 100 birr of Ethiopia
the Back 100 birr of Ethiopia

It is updated 03.2012

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