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Egyptian Pound (EGP) Profile

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Currency name: 
Currency code: 
Currency symbol: 

Le, or L.E., or E£, or ج.م

Subunit: 
1/100 Piastre (symbol: Pt.);  1/1,000 Millième
Coins freq used: 
LE 1, 1 piaster, 5 piaster, 10 piaster, 20 piaster, 25 piaster, 50 piaster
Coins rarely used: 
 
Banknotes freq used: 
LE 1, LE 5, LE 10, LE 20, LE 50, LE 100, LE 200, 5 piaster, 10 piaster, 25 piaster, 50 piaster
Banknotes rarely used: 
 
Central bank: 
Central Bank of Egypt (www.cbe.org.eg)
Currency users: 

Egypt and Gaza Strip(Palestinian territories, alongside Israeli new sheqel)

Currency user map: 

Egyptian pound users

The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt (officially the Arab Republic of Egypt) which locates mainly within North Africa.  The Egyptian pound is also used in the Gaza strip of the Palestinian Authority.

Egypt declared the independence from the United Kingdom on February 28, 1922.

Egyptian pound history

The Egyptian pound was introduced in 1834 and replaced the Egyptian piaster as the chief unit of currency at a rate of 1 pound = 100 piastre (while 1 piastre= 40 para =120 akce). The piaster has been continued to be used as a subdivision of pound. The subdivision of piaster, milliemes was created in 1916 and 1 piastre =10 milliemes (malleem).

Egyptian pound coins and banknotes

The Egyptian pound is subdivided into 100 piastre or qirsh or 1000 milliemes.

Currently in circulation coins are in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 piastres and 1 pound, and banknotes are in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 piastres and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 pounds.

Egyptian pound and the currency of pound

The pound is a currency unit now used in some nations as following.

Pound currencies (Exchange rate refer to: February 4th, 2013)
Currency name Currency code Users 1USD= 1 EUR= 1 GBP= Notes
Egyptian pound EGP Egypt 6.6980 9.0472 10.5553  
Lebanese pound LBP Lebanon 1503.9800 2031.8400 2370.8900  
Sudanese pound SDG Sudan 4.4125 5.9644 6.9586  
South Sudanese  pound SSP South Sudan       SSP was newly introduced since after South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011.
Syrian pound SYP Syria 70.9999 95.9257 111.9280  
Pound sterling GBP 1. United Kingdom
2..British Crown dependencies: The Isle of Man; The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey.
3. Certain British Overseas Territories: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; the British Antarctic Territory, Tristan da Cunha, and British Indian Ocean Territory.
0.6341 0.8572 1.0000 British Indian Ocean Territory uses Pound Sterling (GBP)as official currency, but U.S. dollars are used more often than not.
Falkland Islands pound FKP Falkland Islands (British overseas territory) 0.6341 0.8572 1.0000 FKP is pegged with Pound sterling(GBP) at par.
Gibraltar pound GIP Gibraltar ( British overseas territory) 0.6354 0.8604 1.0000 GIP is pegged with Pound sterling(GBP) at par.
Saint Helena pound SHP St. Helena & Ascension Island
(British overseas territories)
0.6354 0.8604 1.0000 SHP is pegged with Pound Sterling(GBP) at par.
Manx pound IMP Isle of Man (British crown dependency) 0.6354 0.8604 1.0000 1. IMP is not ISO code. It's generally used for commercial use.
2. Manx pound (Isle Man pound) is not a separate pound but an issue of coins and banknotes denominated in sterling pound. It can’t be accepted in UK.
Guernsey pound GGP Guernsey (British crown dependency) 0.6354 0.8604 1.0000 1. GGP is not ISO code. It's generally used for commercial use.
2. Guernsey pound is not a separate pound but an issue of coins and banknotes denominated in sterling pound. It may be accepted in UK some places.
Jersey pound JEP Jersey (British crown dependency ) 0.6354 0.8604 1.0000 1. JEP is not ISO code. It's generally used for commercial use.
2. Jersey pound is not a separate pound but an issue of coins and banknotes denominated in sterling pound. It may be accepted in UK some places.