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Encyclopedia > Cambodian riel

Riel (Khmer: រៀល, Symbol ) is the national currency of Cambodia. Issued from 1955 to present except between second half of 1975-1979 when the country had no monetary system or inhabited cites. See History of Cambodia This is the History of Cambodia series. ...

A fifty Riel banknote issued in 1966 (front and back)
A fifty Riel banknote issued in 1966 (front and back)

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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB) Summary Front and back of a 50 Riel note, issued by Banque Nationale du Cambodge Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 656 KB) Summary Front and back of a 50 Riel note, issued by Banque Nationale du Cambodge Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


Royal and repulican issue

The riel was first introduced in 1955, to replace the piastre at par. Until 1959, it was subdivide into 100 centimes, after which the name of the subdivision was changed to sen. The piastre was the currency of French Indo-China between 1885 and 1952. ...

Coins

Sen and cent coins were the same size as the Lao Kip and South Vietnamese đồng base units, having derived from the single currency named above. Issue was in Aluminium and came in 10, 20 and 50 cent/sen. A 1 real coin the size of a U.S.A 5 cents was to be issued in 1970 but never was. The reason is not known. Kip may refer to the currency of Laos, see Kip (currency) a unit of force or mass, see Kip (unit) a village in Scotland, see Kip, Scotland Kipling Kip Ronald Dynamite, a character in the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite Kip is a slang term in the UK and Australia for... The Đồng of the republic of Vietnam was a currency independent of the North Vietnamese Đong, issued in 1954 to replace the Indo-chinese Piaster at an exchange of 1:1 and was ended in 1975 to be replaced by the Liberation đồng at 500 SV Đong = 1 Liberation đồng. ...

Banknotes

This issue was exstensive and included many themes of cambodian dailylife, history and mythology. Denominations were 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Real. It is not known if the 1000 real was issued in 1975 as much information hasnt come to light. A 5,000 Riel] has been found from 1975 but not introduced? // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ...


Khmer rouge issue

The Khmer Rouge abolished money after introducing their own riel banknotes for 1 month after taking power in 1975. Their denomination's were 0.10, 0.50, 1, 5, 10 and 50 riels. Flag of the Khmer Rouge Photos from the Khmer Rouge regimes archives showing a few of their hundreds of thousands of victims (Photos on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh Skulls of Khmer Rouge victims at the Killing Fields site at Choeung Ek The Khmer Rouge...


DPR and royal issue

After the Vietmanese invasion in 1978, the riel was reestablished as the Cambodian currency in 1980, initially at a value of 4 riel = 1 US dollar. Because there was no monetary situation and the disrupted economy, central government saw it fit to give away money to the populace to encourage its use. The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

coines

The first coin was minted in 1979 to the value of 5 sen and made of Aluminium. There were coins for 50, 100, 200, and 500 riels, their value is fron 1-10 U.S.A cents and they are no longer in common circulation, the reason for there withdrawal is probably monetary as it is cheaper to produce banknotes than coins. SEN may be: SEN 1116, sports radio station, in Melbourne, Australia Senegal, FIFA country code Senegal, IOC country code Senegal, ISO three-letter country code Small extension node Software Engineering Notes Southend Airport, IATA airport code Special educational needs State Enrolled Nurse Staredit. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Atomic mass 26. ...

Banknotes

Banknotes issued in 1980 come in 1, 2 and 5 Kak and 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 real, with 1 real = 10 kak = 100 sen. Banknotes currently in circulation come in demominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 riels. Because of low prices in Cambodia, riel notes above 20,000 are uncommon. Newer issues have been introduced since 2002.


The riel is used mainly for buying local produce and other merchandise. The US dollar, particularly single dollar banknotes, is widely used throughout Cambodia for virtually all purposes and is oftentimes preferred to the riel, earning it a reputation as the country's "unofficial second currency". The current exchange rate between the US dollar and the Cambodian riel is rounded off at around 4,045 riels per one US dollar (as of March 2006). Supermarket produce section Produce is a general term for a group of farm-produced goods, generally limited to fruits and vegetables. ...


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Travel Tips in and around Phnom Penh (0 words)
Riel is only used for "small money" and change (there are no coins in the country).
In June 2004, the exchange rate was approximately 4,000 Riel to the dollar and 100,000 Riel to the 1,000 Thai Baht note.
After having a bottle of coke in the market (1000 Riel), I left there and walked down the street where I fund an Internet cafe across the street from what was obviously a large technical university where I used the Internet at 1,500 Riel per hour with extremely good performance (although packed with students!).
Cambodian riel Information (506 words)
Riel (Khmer: រៀល, Symbol ៛) is the national currency of Cambodia.
The riel was first introduced in 1955, to replace the piastre at par.
A 1 riel coin the size of a US nickel was to be issued in 1970 but never was.
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