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- Vietnam, Socialist Republic
- of 329 560 sq. km
- Vietnamese (state), English, French, Chinese, etc.
- VN (VNM) 704
Monetary unit of Vietnam is the dong. As the emitter the Government bank of Vietnam acts. The term "dong" in transfer from the Vietnamese is meant by""copper"or"bronze". The unusual origin of the name is connected with following factors. When Vietnam was a part of the French Indochina, the basic nominal value of a monetary system was the piastre which on Vietnamese sounded as"dong"or is more rare"bac"(silver). After reception of the sovereignty both northern, and southern Vietnam began to manufacture own currency which was called a dong.
One dong is equal 10 haos or 100 sous.
In Vietnam in circulation there are denominations in nominal value 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000, 200000 and 500000 dongs. They have started to be manufactured in 1985. All denominations contain the plotting of a portrait of Ho Shi Min. Series denominations 2006. Essentially differ that were published earlier. They have a polymeric basis and additional protection. On the right side on an obverse turn-over of a denomination of denomination of 50 000 dongs and the size 140*65 mm the portrait of Ho Shi Min, and on the left side - the State Emblem is seated. On the back of a denomination there is a pagoda plotting in park. On the note there is a transparent window on which place a portrait of Ho Shi Min and letters VN. Dominating colours of a denomination - lilac, red and violet.
The Denomination of 500000 dongs, the size 151 x 65 mm, on face side bears the plotting of Ho Shi Min, on turnaround - a place of its birth in Kim Liene, is executed in greenish-yellow tones.
The exchange can be carried out in big banks and specialised exchange offices. The currency also can be interchanged in the market. In capital of Vietnam Hanoi and other cities along with the native currency it is possible to pay euro, yens, yuans and bahts.
It is updated 04.2012