Swiss Franc (CHF) Profile
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CHF, or Fr, or SFr
Nickenames: Stutz, Stei, Eier, Chuffs
Swiss franc users
Swiss franc is official of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy exclave Campione d'Italla. It is also widely used in German exclave Büsingen whose sole legal currency is the euro.
Both Switzerland and Liechtenstein geographically locate in the central of Europe. They are bordered each other. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation traces back to August 1st, 1291. The Swiss speaks four official languages, German as the majority, following the French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland has not joined the European Union (EU), neither does Liechtenstein. In the referendums hold in 1992 and 2001, the Swiss people voted against the accession negotiations with the EU. Liechtenstein is a small country with around 160 square kilometers (62 sq miles) area but very rich. Its official language is German and uses the neighbor Switzerland’s currency, Swiss franc as national currency.
Swiss franc coins and banknotes
Swiss Franc is Hard currency and used as a reserve currency in the world. All banknotes are displayed all information in the four national languages which are German, French, Italian and Romansh. Respecting the same reason, all Swiss coins are language-neutral and feature with only numerals. Currently in circulation coins are in denominations of 5, 10 & 20 centimes, ½, 1, 2 & 5 francs, banknotes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 & 1,000 francs.
Swiss franc and which countries are using franc currency?
The Swiss franc is the only version of the franc still issued in Europe. France Franc, Belgian franc and Luxembourgish franc have been withdrawn from circulation since euro was adopted in 1999. Besides Swiss franc, other franc currencies are going about in most of the Francophone countries of Africa. They are CFA francs and Comorian franc. The CFA franc is the name of two currencies which are West African CFA franc (code: XOF) and Central African CFA franc (code: XAF) and these two currencies have always been at a same fixed exchange rate against other currencies.
|Currencies||Code||Users||1 USD=||1 EUR=||1 GBP=||Notes|
|Swiss Franc||CHF||1. Officially used in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy exclave Campione d'ltalla.
2. Also widely used in German exclave Büsingen.
|0.90973||1.23101||1.42429||German exclave Büsingen uses the euro as sole legal currency.|
|West African CFA franc||XOF||XOF currency union: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'lvoire (Ivory Coast), Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo||484.757||655.959||758.945||The West African CFA franc is pegged with euro at 1 EUR = 655.9570 XOF since Jan.1st 1999.|
|Central African CFA franc||XAF||XAF currency union: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon||484.757||655.959||758.945||The Central African CFA franc pegged with euro at 1 EUR = 655.9570 XAF since Jan 1st, 1999.|
|CFP franc||XPF||XPF currency union: French overseas collectivities of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna||88.1854||119.331||138.061||The CFP franc is pegged with euro at 1 EUR = 0.00838 XPF since Jan 1st, 1999.|
|Comorian franc||KMF||Comoros||363.561||491.967||569.184||The Comorian franc is pegged with the euro at 1 EUR =491.96755KMF since Jan.1st 1999.|
|Congolese franc||CDF||Democratic Republic of the Congo||920.728||1245.82||1441.54||The Congolese franc was used during 1908-1962, 1997-present.|
|Djiboutian franc||DJF||Djibouti||179.748||243.215||281.424||The Djiboutian franc is pegged with U.S.dollar at 1 USD = 177.721 DJF since 1949.|
|Guinean franc||GNF||Guinea||6979.82||9444.29||10928||The Guinean franc was first introduced in 1959, used in 1959-1971, 1985-present.|
|Rwandan franc||RWF||Rwanda||632.488||855.688||990.156||Rwandan franc was introduced in 1964.|
|Burundi franc||BIF||Burundi||1559.98||2110.49||2442.15||Burundi franc was introduced in 1964.|