الليرة السورية (Arabic)
|ISO 4217 Code||SYP|
|Source||The World Factbook, 2006 est. ISO 4217 is the International standard describing three-letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية In economics inflation or price inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services over a period of time|
|Coins||1, 2, 5, 10, 25 pounds|
|Banknotes||1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 pounds|
|Central bank||Central Bank of Syria|
The Syrian pound (Arabic: الليرة السورية al-līra as-sūriyya, French: livre syrienne) is the currency of Syria and is issued by the Bank of Syria (in Arabic مصرف سورية المركزي). The piastre or piaster was a unit of currency It was originally equal to one silver Dollar or Peso, served as the major unit of currency of French A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is the entity responsible for the Monetary policy of a country or of a group of member states The Central Bank of Syria (مصرف سورية المركزي is the Central bank of Syria. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A currency is a unit of exchange, facilitating the transfer of Goods and/or services It is one form of Money, where money is Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية The pound is subdivided into 100 qirsh (Arabic: قرش plural: قروش, qirush, piastres in English or French), although coins in qirsh are no longer issued. Qirsh, Gersh, Grush, Kuruş and Grosi are all names for currency denominations in and around the territories formerly part of the Ottoman The piastre or piaster was a unit of currency It was originally equal to one silver Dollar or Peso, served as the major unit of currency of French English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States
Before 1947, the word qirsh was spelled with the initial Arabic letter غ, after which the word began with ق. Until 1958, banknotes were issued with Arabic on the obverse and French on the reverse. After 1958, English has been used on the reverses, hence the three different names for this currency. Coins used both Arabic and French until Syrian independence, then only Arabic.
The standard abbreviation for the Syrian pound is SYP. On 5 December 2005, the selling rate quoted by the Commercial Bank of Syria was 58. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 4 SYP to the US dollar. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been A rate of about 50 pounds to one dollar has been usual in the early 2000s, but the exchange rate is subject to fluctuations. The pound is not a hard currency, and there are restrictions on its export.
During the Ottoman Occupation of Syria which lasted about 400 years the Turkish lira was the currency. The Lira ( Turkish Türk lirası or TL) was the currency of Turkey until 2005 Following the fall of the Ottoman empire and the placing of Syria under a mandate, the Egyptian pound was used in the territories under French and British mandates, including Lebanon, Transjordan, and Palestine. The French Mandate of Syria was a League of Nations Mandate created after the First World War and the Partitioning of the Ottoman Empire. The Egyptian pound or gineih (الجنيه المصرى el-Gineih el-Miṣrī) Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية The Emirate of Transjordan ( Arabic: ar إمارة شرق الأردن) was a former Ottoman territory incorporated into the British Mandate of Palestine The Palestine Mandate, was a set of protocols or articles that formed a multilateral legal and administrative agreement Upon taking Lebanon and Syria under its separate mandate, the French government sought to replace the Egyptian currency and granted a commercial bank, the Banque de Syrie (a French affiliate of the Ottoman Bank), the authority to issue a currency for states under its new mandate.
The pound (or livre as it was then known) was introduced in 1919 and was pegged at a value of 20 French francs. The franc (represented by the franc sign ₣ or more commonly just F) is a former Currency of France. As the political status of Lebanon evolved, the Banque de Syrie, which was to act as the official bank for Lebanon and Syria, was renamed the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban (BSL). The BSL issued the Lebanese-Syrian currency for 15 years, starting in 1924. Two years before the expiration of the 15 year period, the BSL split the Lebanese-Syrian currency into two separate currencies that could still be used interchangeably in either state. In 1939, the bank was renamed the Banque de Syrie et du Liban.
In 1941, the peg to the French franc was replaced by a peg to the British pound of 8. The Pound Sterling ( symbol £; ISO code: GBP) subdivided into 100 pence (singular penny) is the Currency 83125 Syrian pounds = 1 British pound, as a consequence of the occupation of Syria by British and Free French forces. The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres FFL) were French fighters in World War II who decided to continue fighting against Axis forces This rate was based on the pre-war conversion rate between the franc and sterling. In 1946, following devaluation of the franc, the Syrian pound was pegged once again to the franc at a rate of 1 pound = 54. 35 francs. In 1947, the U.S. dollar was adopted as the peg for the Syrian currency, with 2. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 19148 pounds = 1 dollar, a rate which was maintained until 1961. The Lebanese and Syrian currencies split in 1948. From 1961, a series of official exchange rates were in operation, alongside a parallel, market rate which diverged dramatically from the official rate in the 1980s.
In 1921, cupro-nickel ½ qirsh coins were introduced, followed in 1926 by aluminium bronze 2 and 5 qirshan. In 1929, holed, nickel-brass 1 qirsh and silver 10, 25 and 50 qirsha were introduced. Nickel-brass ½ qirsh were introduced 1935, followed by zinc 1 qirsh and aluminium-bronze 2½ qirsh in 1940. During the Second World War, brass 1 qirsh and aluminium 2½ qirsh emergency coins were issued. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including These pieces were crudely produced and undated.
A new coinage was introduced between 1947 and 1948 in denominations of 2½, 5, 10, 25 and 50 qirsha and 1 pound, with the 2½, 5 and 10 qirush struck in cupro-nickel and the others in silver. Aluminium-bronze replaced cupro-nickel in 1960, with nickel replacing silver in 1968. In 1996, following high inflation, new coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25 pounds, with the 25 pounds a bimetallic coin. In 2003 5, 10, and 25 pound coins were issued, with latent images.
In 1919, the Banque de Syrie introduced notes for 5, 25 and 50 qirsha, 1 and 5 livres. These were followed, in 1920, by notes for 1 qirsh and 10, 25, 50 and 100 livres. In 1925, the Banque de Syrie et du Grand-Liban began issuing notes and production of denominations below 25 qirsha ceased. Notes below 1 livre were not issued from 1930. In 1939, the issuing body again changed its name, to the Banque de Syrie et du Liban.
Between 1942 and 1944, the government introduced notes for 5, 10, 25 and 50 qirsha. In the early 1950s, undated notes were issued by the Institut d'Emission de Syrie in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 livres, followed by notes dated 1955 for 10 and 25 livres. The Banque Centrale de Syrie took over paper money issuance in 1957, issuing the same denominations as the Institut d'Emission.
In 1958, the French language was removed from Syrian banknotes and replaced by English. Notes were issued for 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 pounds. The 500 pounds note was only issued dated 1958 but was reintroduced in 1976. In 1997 and 1998, a new series of notes was introduced in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pounds, with the lower denominations replaced by coins.
|Arabic obverse: Philip the Arab and the amphitheatre at Bosra. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Marcus Julius Philippus or Philippus I Arabs (c 204 - 249 known in English as Philip the Arab or formerly (prior to World War II in Bosra ( بصرى, also Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra, Busra Eski Şam, Busra ash-Sham, Nova Trajana||English reverse: The Hijaz railway station of Damascus. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States History A railway had been suggested in 1864 to relieve the suffering of the hajis on their forty day journey through the wilderness of Midian the Nafud and the Hejaz Mountains|
|Arabic obverse: Statue of Saladin and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Damascus. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Salahadin Ayyubi ( Arabic:صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب Kurdish: سهلاحهدین ئهیوبی Selah'edînê Eyubî; c The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (ضريح الجندي المجهول is a War memorial, dedicated to the Syrian soldiers killed during battle Damascus ( دمشق,, also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the capital and largest city of Syria.||English|
|Arabic obverse: Zenobia and the columns of Palmyra. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Zenobia (زنوبيا 240-after 274 was a Syrian queen who lived in the 3rd century Palmyra ( Arabic: تدمر Tadmor) was in ancient times an important city of central Syria, located in an Oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus||English reverse: Euphrates Dam. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Tabaqah Dam ( سد الفرات) (sometimes called the Euphrates Dam) is an earth filled Dam nearly 197 feet (60 meters high and 3 miles|
|Arabic obverse: former president Hafez Assad and the Umayyad Mosque. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Hafez al-Assad (حافظ الأسد) ( October 6, 1930 &ndash June 10, 2000) was president of Syria, for three The Grand Mosque of Damascus, also known as the Ummayad Mosque' ( Arabic: جامع بني أمية الكبير transl||English|
The shape of the 10 Syrian pound coin has been found to so resemble the 20 Norwegian krone coin that it can fool vending machines, coins-to-cash machines, arcade machines, and any other coin-operated, automated service machine in the country. The krone ( sign: kr; code: NOK) is the Currency of Norway. The plural form is kroner. While hardly similar to the naked eye, machines are unable to tell the coins apart due to an almost identical weight and size.
As of November 23, 2007, ten Syrian pounds converts to 1. Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 07 Norwegian kroner, or about 0. The krone ( sign: kr; code: NOK) is the Currency of Norway. The plural form is kroner. 20 United States dollar. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 20 NOK, on the other hand, converts to 3. 70 USD, almost 18. 6 times the value of the Syrian coin. While not easy to find in Norway, the Syrian coins are still used in automated machines there with such frequency that Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service, decided to close many of their coins-to-cash machines on February 18, 2006, with plans to develop a system able to differentiate between the two coins. Posten Norge or Norway Post is the name of the Norwegian postal service. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In the summer of 2005, a Norwegian man was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, for having used Syrian coins in arcade machines in the municipality of Bærum. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A suspended sentence is a legal construct Unless a minimum punishment is prescribed by law the Court has the power to suspend the passing of sentence (generally ||} Norway is divided into 19 administrative regions called counties ( fylker, singular fylke) and 430 municipalities ( kommuner, cf is a municipality in the county of Akershus, Norway. Bærum was established as a municipality January 1 1838 (see Formannskapsdistrikt) 
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