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Encyclopedia > Mauritanian ouguiya
2000 MRO issued in 2004
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2000 MRO issued in 2004

The ouguiya (Arabic: أوقية; ISO 4217: MRO) is the currency of Mauritania. It is the only circulating currency other than the Malagasy ariary whose division units are not based on a power of ten, each ouguiya being comprised of five khoums (singular and plural in English; Arabic: خمس). Image File history File links MauritaniaP14-2000Ouguiya-2004_a. ... Image File history File links MauritaniaP14-2000Ouguiya-2004_a. ... 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. ... ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... The Malagasy ariary (ISO 4217 MGA) is the currency of Madagascar. ... The khoums (Arabic خمس, fifth) is the subdivisory unit of the Mauritanian Ouguiya. ... 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 ouguiya was introduced in 1973, replacing the CFA franc at a rate of 1 ouguiya = 5 francs. The countries using the CFA franc The CFA franc (in French: franc CFA, or just franc in everyday conversation if no ambiguity is possible) is a currency used in 12 formerly French-ruled African countries, as well as in Guinea-Bissau (former Portuguese colony) and in Equatorial Guinea (former Spanish...


In August 2005, one euro was worth 330.79 ouguiya, while one US dollar was worth 268.17 ouguiya (official exchange rates). 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... The euro (symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


Coins minted 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. ...

  • 1 khoums (not found in circulation)
  • 1 ouguiya (rarely found in circulation)
  • 5 ouguiya
  • 10 ouguiya
  • 20 ouguiya

Banknotes issued A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ...

  • 100 ouguiya
  • 200 ouguiya
  • 500 ouguiya
  • 1000 ouguiya
  • 2000 ouguiya

Coins of 1/5 ouguiya (1 khoum) to 20 ouguiya were issued starting 1973, with the 1/5 ouguiya only issued in that year. The most recent issue was the 2003 1 ouguiya and 2004 for the other denominations. Coins are minted at the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia.


Banknotes have been printed by Giesecke & Devrient in Munich starting with the second issue. New banknotes were introduced in 2004 to upgrade security features. They include all the same denominations but with a new 2000 ouguiya banknote.


Within Nouakchott, the nation's capital, most coins are in fine to very fine condition; banknotes of 100 and 200 ouguiya tend to be in poor to fair condition, larger denominations are in fine to extremely fine condition. Nouakchott (Arabic: نواكشوط or انواكشوط; population estimate 1999: 881,000) is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. ...


The Central Bank is unhelpful in providing new condition coins and banknotes. Some interest in setting up a numismatic program exists, however.


Current MRO exchange rates

AUD | CAD | EUR | GBP | INR | NZD | USD


External links

  • Banque Centrale de Mauritanie


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Mauritanian ouguiya (276 words)
The ouguiya was introduced in 1973, replacing the CFA franc at a rate of 1 ouguiya = 5 francs.
Coins of ouguiya (1 khoums) to 20 ouguiya were issued starting 1973, with the ouguiya only issued in that year.
Within Nouakchott, the nation's capital, most coins are in fine to very fine condition; banknotes of 100 and 200 ouguiya tend to be in poor to fair condition, larger denominations are in fine to extremely fine condition.
INHEA: Mauritania Higher Education Profile (543 words)
Mauritanian higher education was launched with the National School for Administration (Ecole Nationale d’Administration, ENA), in 1966.
Other institutions include the Mauritanian Institute for Scientific Research in 1974, the Institute for Arab and Islamic Sciences in 1979, and the National Institute for Special Medical Studies in 1997.
IMRS (Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Scientifique) was established in 1974 to encourage research in the field of human sciences and to supervise the conservation of the Mauritanian cultural heritage.
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