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  • Madagascar, Republic
  • Ariaries
  • Antananarivo
  • of 581 540 sq. km
  • French (state), Malagasies (state)
  • MG (MDG) 450

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Republic Madagascar Monetary unit is the ariaries, to equal 100 centimes and manufactured Central bank of Madagascar.

Since 1900 a lawful legal tender on Madagascar were notes of Bank of France. After declaration of independence in June, 1960 between Malagasy Republic and France the agreement on which basis the right to create own currency was granted Malagasy Republic has been entered into. Since July, 1st, 1963 the native currency - the franc Malagasy equal to franc CFA is entered. As the native currency of Madagascar Malagasy ariaries have been put into circulation on August, 1st, 2005, having replaced franc Malagasy which remains to this day widespread enough and quite lawful instrument of payment in territory of Madagascar. 1 ariaries it is equated to 5 francs Malagasy.

In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10 000 ariaries.

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The Face side of the note in nominal value 100 ariaries is decorated by the plotting of plants and island Madagascar landscapes, on the back the this note the mountain the Sugar Head towering over a coil of Antsiranana is represented. The note is mainly coloured in dark blue and grey colours.

The Face side of a denomination in nominal value 200 ariaries contains the plotting of entry gate in the village possessed on high plateau, the note turn-over is decorated by the plotting of a sculpture of Alualu. Primary colours of the this note are green and ochre.

On face side of a denomination of denomination in 500 ariaries (primary colours - brown and orange) the plotting of the handicraftsman behind work is seated, and the herd of a zebu on the back is represented.

The Note in 1000 ariaries contains the plotting of animals-endemikov islands (face side) and a cactus "sisal" (back), its primary colours are violet and lilac. Protection against fakes of notes is supplied with watermarks, protective strips and the microtext.

Face side 200 ariaries of Madagascar
the Back 200 ariaries of Madagascar

Fundamental colours of the note 5000 ariaries are dark blue and yellow. On denomination face side - the plotting of a fishing boat, on turnaround - a fort of a gulf Dofin. The size of the note - 150 x 75 mm.

Introduction ariaries at preservation of old token moneys in francs together with an abundance of nominal values of new and old notes and coins and a habit of local residents to francs Malagasy generates mess in household monetary circulation, and not only at tourists, but also among Malagasies.

Face side 5000 ariaries of Madagascar
the Back 5000 ariaries of Madagascar

It is updated 03.2012

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