Converter Indonesian rupiah
Enter the amount to convert at the top and choose a second currency., You can also get the history of the price rate by clicking on the "convert" button., If you want to see the parity of the IDR currency with other currencies, go to the table " Indonesian rupiah exchange rate" below. , The last update to the Mataf IDR Currency Converter is dated from
The Indonesian Rupiah
The Rupiah comes from the Indian Rupee or Roupie, which derives in turn from the Sanskrit word "rupa" meaning silver. Indonesia is THE home to the orangutan. They are only found in the great forests of Sumatra and on the face of Indonesia's 500 Rupiah banknotes.
On the back of the blood-red 100 rupiah bill is illustrated the steaming Anak Krakatao volcano. This volcano caused a lot of bloodshed on August 26th, 1883, when it erupted from the ground in a great explosion that destroyed the whole island, its 165 villages and 36000 inhabitants in its path. The sound of the eruption was heard as far away as Australia, and the subsequent tidal wave swept twice around the Earth. A terrifying monster that Indonesians feared in the depths of their being.
Indonesia became independent in 1945. This independence is represented on the other Indonesian banknotes by Lieutenant Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a war hero (on the 50,000 Ruppiah bill) or else by Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, who declared the country's independence in 1945 (on the 100,000 Ruppiah bills).