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Encyclopedia > Bangladeshi taka
Bangladeshi taka
বাংলাদেশী টাকা (Bengali)
1 taka coin 5 taka coin
1 taka coin 5 taka coin
ISO 4217 Code BDT
User(s) Bangladesh
Inflation 7%
Source The World Factbook, 2005 est.
Subunit
1/100 paisa
Symbol
Coins
Freq. used 1, 2, 5 taka
Rarely used 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 paisa
Banknotes 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 taka
Central bank Bangladesh Bank
Website www.bangladesh-bank.org

The Taka is the official currency of Bangladesh. Also, in neighboring India, speakers of Bengali and Assamese use the term taka to refer to the Indian Rupee. In Bangladesh, the symbol (or Tk, in English) is used to represent taka; for example, ৳৫০, 50 or Tk 50 would represent 50 taka. It is subdivided into 100 paise (sometimes spelled poisha) Image File history File links 1tk. ... Image File history File links 5_taka_coin. ... A Paisa (pl. ... Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh. ... Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) or Bengali is an Indo-Aryan language of East South Asia, evolved from Sanskrit and Prakrit. ... Assamese (অসমীয়া) or Asamiya is the language spoken by some of the natives of the state of Assam in northeast India. ... ISO 4217 Code INR User(s) India Inflation rate 4. ... A Paisa (pl. ...

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History

The word is derived from the Sanskrit tanka which was an ancient, even in medieval times, denomination of silver coin. The term taka was widely used in different parts of India but with varying meanings. In north India, taka was a copper coin equal to two paise and in the south, it was equal to four paisa or one anna. It was only in Bengal where taka was equal to the rupee. In all areas of India, taka was used informally for money in general. But Bengal was the stronghold of taka. The Sanskrit language ( , ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 22 official languages of India. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... A Paisa (pl. ... An Anna (Hindustani ana) was a currency unit formerly used in India, equal to 1/16 rupee. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... An example of Money. ...


Rupee was introduced by the Turko-Afghan rulers and was strongly upheld by the Mughals and the British rulers. The Bengali people always used the word taka for the rupee, whether silver or gold. Ibn Batuta noticed that, in Bengal, people described gold coins (Dinar) as gold tanka and silver coin as silver tanka. In other words, whatever might be the metallic content of the coin, the people called it taka. This tradition has been followed to this day in Assamese and Bengali speaking regions like Bangladesh, West Bengal and Assam. Indian Rupee Collection The Rupee (₨ or Rs. ... This article is about the various peoples speaking one of the Turkic languages. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta (February 24, 1304 - 1377) was a Moroccan Berber traveller and explorer. ... A 25,000 Iraqi dinar note printed after the fall of Saddam Hussein A hyperinflation banknote of 50 billion dinara (1993) A 5,000 dinar bill of the Republic of Serbian Krajina (1992) The dinar is the currency unit of various countries, most of them Arabic-speaking or once part... West Bengal   (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ, Pōshchimbäŋgō) is a state in eastern India. ... Assam now renamed to Asom (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ...


The taka became Bangladesh's currency in 1972, replacing the Pakistani rupee at par. The Pakistani rupee (PKR) is the currency of Pakistan. ...


Denominations

Coins

  • 1 poisha (rarely circulated)
  • 5 poisha (rarely circulated)
  • 10 poisha (rarely circulated)
  • 25 poisha(not widely circulated)
  • 50 poisha(not widely circulated)
  • 1 taka
  • 2 taka
  • 5 taka

The denominations of the Bangladeshi taka previously in circulation are: A denomination is a unit of currency. ...

Circulating Coins
Image Value Diameter Weight Composition Obverse Reverse Minted Year
10 paise 10 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1983
50 paise 5 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1973
25 paise 25 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1983
10 paise 10 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1978
5 paise 5 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1978
10 paise 10 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1979
50 paise 50 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1984
10 paise 10 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1983
25 paise 25 paise  ?? mm  ?? g ?? ??  ?? 1999

Image File history File links Bangladesh_02. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_04. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_05. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_07. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_08. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_10. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_12. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_13. ... Image File history File links Bangladesh_14. ...

Treasurynotes

  • 1 taka
  • 2 taka

Banknotes

  • 5 taka
  • 10 taka
  • 20 taka
  • 50 taka
  • 100 taka
  • 500 taka

In the late 90's, the government issued polymer 10-taka notes as an experiment (similar to the Australian dollar). They proved unpopular, however, and were withdrawn later. At present, the 1-taka and 5-taka notes are gradually being replaced with coins. ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 4% (Australia only) Source Reserve Bank of Australia, June 2006 Subunit 1/100 cent Symbol $ or AUD Coins 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c , $1, $2 Banknotes $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Central...


Issuance

The 1 and 2 taka notes are issued by the Government of Bangladesh. The rest of the notes are issued by Bangladeshs central bank, the Bangladesh Bank. Bangladesh Bank is the central bank of Bangladesh. ...


External links

  • Bangladesh Bank's page on currencies in circulation


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Bangladeshi Taka (282 words)
In north India, taka was a copper coin equal to two paise and in the south, it was equal to four paisa or one anna.
The taka became Bangladesh's currency in 1972, replacing the Pakistani rupee at par.
The 1 and 2 taka notes are issued by the Government of Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi taka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
In north India, taka was a copper coin equal to two paise and in the south, it was equal to four paisa or one anna.
The taka became Bangladesh's currency in 1972, replacing the Pakistani rupee at par.
The denominations of the Bangladeshi taka previously in circulation are:
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