Egyptian Pound (EGP) Profile
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Le, or L.E., or E£, or ج.م
Egypt and Gaza Strip(Palestinian territories, alongside Israeli new sheqel)
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.
|Currency name||Currency code||Users||1USD=||1 EUR=||1 GBP=||Notes|
|South Sudanese pound||SSP||South Sudan||SSP was newly introduced since after South Sudan became an independent state on 9 July 2011.|
|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.