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The lat (in Latvian: lats, plural lati, the ISO 4217 currency code: LVL) is the official currency of Latvia. It is abbreviated as Ls. Each Latvian lat is worth of 100 santims (in Latvian: santīms, plural santīmi; from French centime). Coins are issued in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 santims, as well as 1 and 2 lats. Notes are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 lats. Also, there are Commemorative Coins in denominations of 2, 10, 20, 100 lats made from gold and silver. ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... Centime is French for cent, and is used in English as the name of the fraction currency in several Francophone countries (including Switzerland and formerly France), where it is one hundredth of a franc. ...


The Latvian lat was first introduced in 1922, replacing the Latvian ruble. In 1940 Latvia was incorporated into USSR and lat was replaced by USSR ruble, then reintroducted in 1993 after Latvia regained its independence. Euro (eiro or eira in Latvian) is estimated to replace lat in year 2008. 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... After the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia in 1918, a large variety of different currencies were in circulation - ostrubles and ostmarks, German reichsmarks, the so-called Tsar rubles and kopecks, the so-called Money of Duma and kerenkas, as well as promissory notes of several town municipalities. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1997 Russian Federation one rouble coin. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The euro (€; ISO 4217 code EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... Leap year starting on Tuesday // Predicted events January-June January 15 - NASAs MESSENGER spacecraft makes the first of three flybys of Mercury. ...


The currency entered the Exchange Rate Mechanism II on May 2, 2005, and must be maintained in a 15% band around the pivot value of 0.702804 LVL per Euro. Before that, it was pegged to the SDR currency basket. The European exchange rate mechanism (or ERM) was a system introduced by the European Community in March 1979, as part of the European Monetary System (EMS), to reduce exchange-rate variability and achieve monetary stability in Europe, in preparation for Economic and Monetary Union and the introduction of a single... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Special Drawing Rights is neither a currency, nor a claim on the International Monetary Fund. ...


Exchange rate

  • 1 lat = 100 santims
  • 1 LVL is equal to (as of 3 June 2005):
EUR 1.42287 (the fixed exchange rate since 30 December 2004)
USD 1.75043
GBP 0.961696
RUB 49.6662
SEK 13.0075
LTL 4.91289
EEK 22.2632

other updated currency rates: [1] June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 2005 (Roman: MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The euro (€; ISO 4217 code EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar, or American dollar, is the official currency of the United States. ... The pound sterling, which strictly speaking refers to basic currency unit of sterling, now the pound, is the currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... 1997 Russian Federation one rouble coin. ... This article is about the Swedish unit of currency. ... The Litas (LTL or Lt, Lithuanian plural form Litai) is the official currency of Lithuania. ... The Kroon is the official currency of Estonia. ...


External links

  • Latvian Money


Pre-euro currencies and non-euro currencies EU Flag
Eurozone Austrian schilling | Belgian franc | Dutch guilder | Finnish markka | French franc | German mark | Greek drachma | Irish pound | Italian lira | Luxembourg franc | Portuguese escudo | San Marinese lira | Spanish peseta | Vatican lira
ERM Cypriot pound | Danish krone | Estonian kroon | Latvian lat | Lithuanian litas | Maltese lira | Slovenian tolar
Other EU British pound | Czech koruna | Hungarian forint | Polish zloty | Slovak koruna | Swedish krona

 
 

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