Can you match the currency with its country?


By: J. Reinoehl

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are many different currencies in the world. Changing your home currency with another before traveling can be done at most banks, but would you know the right currency to choose before leaving home? Take this quiz to find out!

What is the currency of the United States?

Canada, Mexico, and China are the three largest destinations for United States exports. Canada alone accepted around 46 billion exported goods in 2014.


Which country uses the euro as its currency?

Ireland has been a member of the European Union since January 1, 1973. They joined the Eurozone and adopted the Euro January 1, 1999.


What is the currency of Mexico?

Mexico receives about 23 billion visitors from other countries each year, making it the 11th most-visited country in the world. In addition to beautiful beaches, it has ancient architecture and ruins.


What is the currency of France?

France is one of the most popular countries to visit, according to Business Insider. It receives more than 81 million visitors each year.


What is the currency of China?

The Forbidden City was the seat of the Chinese imperial power from the Ming dynasty (1420) to the Qing dynasty (1912). It consists of over 980 buildings and was once the home of the Chinese emperors.


What is the currency of the United Kingdom?

The first British pound sterling appeared under Henry VII in 1489 and was called the sovereign. It is said to be the oldest living currency in the world with roots back to ancient Rome.


What is the currency of Canada?

Canada is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of England as the head of state and the Prime Minister as the head of the government. The Queen of England appoints the Governor-General as her representative in Canada for a 5-year span.


What is the currency of Sweden?

The most famous Swedish dish is probably Swedish meatballs, but pickled herring is a second local tradition. Other things to try while visiting include Kanelbulle (sweetened roll), Filmjolk (a fermented dairy product), Lingonberry jam, Prinsesstarta (layered sponge cake), Husmanskost (meatball hoagies), and Toast Skagen (shrimp salad on toast).


What is the currency of the Russian Federation?

The Russian ruble is an old currency that began in the 13th century as silver pieces "chopped" from pieces of Ukrainian coins. Although it was called the Soviet ruble during the time of the U. S. S. R., it reverted to the Russian ruble under the Russian Federation.


Which country uses the peso?

Argentina contains diverse natural attractions such as Cerro Caterdral (a world famous ski resort), Mar del Plata (a top beach resort), and the Iguazu Falls (which are the world's fourth widest at 8,800 feet). For those who prefer civilization, the Cueva de las Manos contains prehistoric cave paintings, the Recoleta Cemetary in Buenos Aires has beautiful architectural features and famous people, and Ushuaia (the world's southernmost city).


What is the currency of Australia?

In the 1960s, when Australia decided to switch to a decimal currency, they used a public naming competition to get suggestions for naming the new currency. "Roo," "kwid," "digger," "koala," and "zac" were a few of the thousand suggestions that resulted, but there was no consensus, which led officials to declare the new note the "royal." A public outcry arose, causing the government to stop production of the new notes and rename them "dollars."


Which country uses the United States dollar as its currency?

The British Virgin Islanders have full United Kingdom citizenship and are also considered European Union citizens. The U. S. dollar has been the official currency of the nation since 1959 because of its proximity to the U. S. Virgin Islands and the high amount of trade between the two small countries.


What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is ranked 16th among the most visited countries in the world. King Abdulaziz established the riyal after taking Riyadh, January 15, 1902, and uniting the country. Before his reign, the tribes of Arabia used several different currencies, including ones that belonged to countries no longer in existence at the time.


What is the currency of Poland?

Poland's economy grew during the 2009 financial crisis. Its large internal economy helped to shield it in addition to its policies of limiting government debt to 60% its GDP, strict financial regulation, and capping government wages.


What is the currency of Egypt?

Egypt is 26th on the list of most visited countries in the world. The political turmoil and security issues at some of its top attractions have caused a decline in tourism to this country in the past few years.


What is the currency of South Korea?

The won is divided into 100 jeon, but the jeon is no longer used during daily financial transactions within the country. 1,000 won is about 0.89 U. S. dollars or 0.79 European euros.


Which country uses the dollar as its currency?

Burnei also accepts the Singapore dollar, and Singapore merchants accept the Brunei dollar. The Singapore dollar is the thirteenth most traded currency in the world.


What is the currency of Indonesia?

Indonesia offers Wisma 46, a 262-meter skyscraper that is the tallest building in Indonesia, located in Jakarta. It also has one of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mount Bromo.


What is the currency of Croatia?

The conglomerate nation of Yugoslavia was held together by a strong central government under Tito and individually governed republics within the country. Tito's death in 1980, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, set the stage for Croatia's bid for independence, which began in 1991.


What is the currency of India?

The Indian civilization is one of the oldest in the world. It is also the seventh largest country in the world.


What is the currency of Japan?

The Japanese call their country "Nippon," which means "sun origin." The nation contains 6,852 islands.


Which country uses the rand for its currency?

The South African rand replaced the South African pound on February 14, 1961, when the Republic of South Africa was created. Despite trouble with apartheid (officially established in 1948 and repealed in 1991) and recent anti-immigrant attacks, it remains the third most visited nation in Africa.


What is the currency of Greenland?

The Danish krone is Greenland's currency. It has a distinct look, with the same denominations, and it trades under the Danish krone symbol: DKK.


What is the currency of Antigua and Barbuda?

Although the East Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Antigua, U. S. dollars are also accepted. Hotels even publish their rates in U. S. dollars.


What is the currency of Jordan?

Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan. It is lamb cooked in yogurt sauce and served over bulgur or rice.


Which country uses the Krona as its currency?

The Scandinavian Monetary Union existed before World War I. Although Iceland used the Danish krone during its involvement in the Union, it began issuing the krona in 1918 and minted its first coins (in the aurar denominations of 10 and 25) in 1922.


What is the currency of Switzerland?

Geneva, Switzerland, is the fourth most costly place to live in the world with a monthly estimated cost of living estimated at $3,314. Although half of this goes toward rent, nearly one-third is for food costs.


What is the currency of Brazil?

The official language of Brazil is Portuguese. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion.


What is the currency of Vietnam?

The dong was established as the currency of Vietnam May 3, 1978. Until 1946, Vietnam used the French Indochinese piastre. During the years of war between the north and south, they used piastres, southern dong, liberation dong and other currencies.


What is the currency of Iraq?

Modern Iraq corresponds to the location of ancient Babylon. Parts of ancient Sumer, Assyria, and Akkad were also located in the region.


What is the currency of Cuba?

Cuba is not only known for its cigars but also for several famous people. Desi Arnaz (actor), A. J. McLean (singer), Gloria Estefan (singer), Jose Canseco (baseball), and Fidel Castro (Cuban president). Ernest Hemingway was an American author who spent many years during the 40s and 50s living in Cuba.


What is the currency of Hungary?

One of the most famous dishes of Hungary is probably its goulash, which dates to a ​9th-century herdsman who made it in a kettle. Other popular foods are Halaszle (Fisherman's soup), langos (deep fried bread), fozelek (vegetable stew), somloi galuska (dessert), dobos torte (dessert), toltott kaposzta (stuffed cabbage), and turos csusza (cottage cheese pasta).


What is the currency of Malaysia?

"Ringgit" means "serrated" or "jagged" in Malay. Malaysia was once part of a coalition between Singapore and Brunei, which used a one-to-one exchange rate but separated from them in 1975.


What is the currency of Turkey?

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is rated as one of the top places to visit in Turkey because of its history and beauty. Located in present-day Istanbul, it was built when the city was known as Constantinople.


What is the currency of Israel?

When the State of Israel was established August 1948, the Israeli lira was the currency of choice but by the 1960s,outcry arose over its non-Hebrew name. On February 24, 1980, the shekel replaced the lira. However, the first currency was highly unstable, and on January 1, 1986, the new shekel was introduced.


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