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Encyclopedia > Jordanian dinar

The Jordanian dinar (ISO 4217 code JOD) is the official currency of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the first official one in the State of Palestine. ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... ...


Before 1949, Jordan used the Palestinian pound as its currency. The dinar was introduced at par with this pound. The pound was the currency of Palestine between 1927 and 1948. ...


The dinar is divided into 10 dirham, 100 qirush (also called piastres) or 1000 fils. Until 1992, coins were denominated in Arabic using fils, qirsh, dirham and dinar but in English only in fils and dinar. Since 1992, the fils and dirham are no longer used in the Arabic denominations and the English denominations are given in dinar and either qirsh or piastres. Dirham is a unit of currency in several Arabic-speaking nations, including: Islamic Dirham, Lazistan The Moroccan dirham The UAE dirham 1/1000th of the Libyan dinar 1/100th of the Qatari riyal The dirham, spelt diram, is 1/100 of the Tajikistani somoni. ... Qirsh, Gersh and KuruÅŸ are all names for currency denominations in and around the territories formerly part of the Ottoman Empire. ... Originally a dollar size silver coin, the Piastre served as the major unit of currency of French Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), and Ottoman Turkey. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Coins in circulation are: ½ qirsh (5 fils), 1 qirsh (10 fils), 2½ piastres (25 fils), 5 piastres (50 fils), 10 piastres (100 fils), ¼ dinar, ½ dinar and 1 dinar. Banknotes in circulation are: ½, 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50 dinar. [1] word coinage Coín (a town in Malaga province in Spain) 25¢ Canadian coin 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. ... A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ...


Since October 1995, the Central Bank of Jordan has supported a fixed exchange rate between the Jordanian dinar and the US dollar. As of November 20, 2005, the exchange rate is: The Central Bank of Jordan is a government-owned bank in Jordan whose main duties include the release and distribution of the Jordanian currency and the maintenance of a national reserve of gold and foreign currencies. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1 USD = 0.708500 JOD (1 JOD = 1.41143 USD)


External links

  • Central Bank of Jordan
  • "The Experience of the Jordanian Dinar Pegged to the Dollar", Dar Al-Hayat, October 31, 2005
  • Xe.com Universal Currency Converter


October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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