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Cambodian riel

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  • Cambodia, Kingdom
  • Riel
  • Pnom-Penh
  • of 181 040 sq. km
  • khmer (state), French, English
  • KH (KHM) 116

In 1975 in Cambodia money has been cancelled won by "red khmers". In the end of 1978 national money of a riel was included into the circulation. 1980th have appeared for Cambodia the difficult period, at this time in the country there was a severe inflation. However subsequently the authorities managed to achieve financial stability in the country. Now monetary unit of Cambodia is the riel which is equal 10 kaks or 100 sous. A symbol a riel - KHR . On territory of the country also it is possible to pay US dollars and Thai baths.

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Denominations participate in a country money turnover of denomination of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 riels. On many notes there is plotting of king Norodoma Sianuka and various architectural structures.

On face side of a new denomination in 50 riels in the size 130 x 60 mm is the plotting of a complex of Angkor-Vat. On the back - the dam and bridge plotting. The denomination is protected by a watermark in the form of the text in the local language, vertically possessed on width of all note. On the note there is no protective thread. Fundamental colours of a denomination - dark brown, violet, olive.

On December, 5th, 2008 in Cambodia the note of 20000 riels has been manufactured. Mainly grey-sine-pink tones, on denomination face side the portrait of the king of Cambodia by Norodom Siamoni, on turnaround - a temple complex of Angkor-Vat, four persons Bodhisattvy Avalokiteshvary is represented. The size of the note - 155 x 72 mm.

On the Cambodian riels the text is written in khmer language which is unusual enough. Furthermore figures at khmers differ from the Arabian. Nevertheless on the back denominations, in angle, their nominal value is indicated by the Arabian figures and Latin letters. However in shops and other points of sale of the price are written only in local language.

As in Cambodia free circulation has the American dollar it is more preferable to change small amounts of money for riels and only if necessary because at departure from the country not spent riels are the extremely difficult for interchanging for dollars.

Face side of 20000 riels of Cambodia
the Back of 20000 riels of Cambodia

As in Cambodia free circulation has the American dollar it is more preferable to change small amounts of money for riels and only if necessary because at departure from the country not spent riels are the extremely difficult for interchanging for dollars.

Face side of 50000 riels of Cambodia
the Back of 50000 riels of Cambodia

It is updated 04.2012


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