Currency of South Korea: South Korean won ₩
The South Korean Won is the currency of South Korea. The code of South Korean won is KRW. We use ₩ as symbol of South Korean won. The South Korean Won is divided in 100 jeons. KRW is regulated by Bank of Korea.
Did you know:
- The most popular conversions of South Korean won are KRW/Indian rupee KRW/US dollar KRW/Malaysian ringgit KRW/Philippine peso
- the South Korean won was introduced in 10 Jun 1962 (57 years ago).
- There are 6 coins for the South Korean won ( ₩1 , ₩5 , ₩10 , ₩50 , ₩100 and ₩500 ),
- the South Korean won has 4 banknotes ( ₩1000 , ₩5000 , ₩10000 and ₩50000 )
The corean Won
Won means "round" in Korean, like Yen in Japanese or Yuan in Chinese, the names of the currencies of Korea's neighboring countries. There is no need to seek any less obvious source than that of their roundness to explain the naming tradition of these coins.
The Korean banknotes are illustrated with very detailed and intricate designs. The faces of the banknotes display portraits of illustrious historical figures, who are totally unknown elsewhere in the world. On the 5,000 Won bill, there is the portrait of a certain gentleman by the name of ||, | being his first name and | his family name. This gentleman is a 16th century Korean sage, who learned to write in Chinese at the age of 3 and composed poems at the age of 7.
The Won is subdivided into 100 Jeons, but few of these are in circulation in Korea because of the extreme devaluation of the Won. 10,000 Wons today are worth no more than 6.8 Euros. This means that Koreans tend nowadays to carry bundles of notes rather than a purse of loose change. The current issue of the 50 Won coin is decorated with hibiscus, the emblem of South Korea symbolizing perseverance and determination.
Converter South Korean won
The KRW converter is provided without any warranty. Prices might differ from those given by financial institutions as banks, brokers or money transfer companies.
|South Korean won to Indonesian rupiah||1 KRW = 11.8447 IDR|
|South Korean won to Vietnamese dong||1 KRW = 19.5566 VND|
|South Korean won to Pakistani rupee||1 KRW = 0.1307 PKR|
|South Korean won to Sri Lankan rupee||1 KRW = 0.1528 LKR|
|South Korean won to Bangladeshi taka||1 KRW = 0.0715 BDT|
|South Korean won to Nepalese rupee||1 KRW = 0.0961 NPR|
|South Korean won to Myanmar kyat||1 KRW = 1.2671 MMK|
|South Korean won to Hong Kong dollar||1 KRW = 0.0066 HKD|
|South Korean won to Nigerian naira||1 KRW = 0.3060 NGN|
|South Korean won to Tanzanian shilling||1 KRW = 1.9408 TZS|
|South Korean won to Kenyan shilling||1 KRW = 0.0855 KES|
|South Korean won to euro||1 KRW = 0.0008 EUR|
|South Korean won to UAE dirham||1 KRW = 0.0031 AED|
|South Korean won to Saudi riyal||1 KRW = 0.0032 SAR|
|South Korean won to Kuwaiti dinar||1 KRW = 0.0003 KWD|
|Indian rupee to South Korean won||1 INR = 16.6868 KRW|
|US dollar to South Korean won||1 USD = 1189.3325 KRW|
|Malaysian ringgit to South Korean won||1 MYR = 285.5201 KRW|
|Philippine peso to South Korean won||1 PHP = 23.4029 KRW|
|Bangladeshi taka to South Korean won||1 BDT = 13.9811 KRW|
|UAE dirham to South Korean won||1 AED = 323.7866 KRW|
|Singapore dollar to South Korean won||1 SGD = 874.1124 KRW|
|Sexcoin to South Korean won||1 SXC = 3.5945 KRW|
|XC to South Korean won||1 XXC = 804.1225 KRW|
|Saudi riyal to South Korean won||1 SAR = 317.1559 KRW|
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 KRW currency with other currencies, go to the table " South Korean won exchange rate" below.
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