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/Malaysian ringgit KRW/US dollar KRW/Indian rupee 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 = 12.5428 IDR|
|South Korean won to Bangladeshi taka||1 KRW = 0.0742 BDT|
|South Korean won to Sri Lankan rupee||1 KRW = 0.1612 LKR|
|South Korean won to Pakistani rupee||1 KRW = 0.1237 PKR|
|South Korean won to Myanmar kyat||1 KRW = 1.3584 MMK|
|South Korean won to Brunei dollar||1 KRW = 0.0014 BND|
|South Korean won to Tanzanian shilling||1 KRW = 2.0521 TZS|
|South Korean won to Nepalese rupee||1 KRW = 0.1009 NPR|
|South Korean won to Mongolian tugrik||1 KRW = 2.1749 MNT|
|South Korean won to Saudi riyal||1 KRW = 0.0033 SAR|
|South Korean won to UAE dirham||1 KRW = 0.0033 AED|
|South Korean won to euro||1 KRW = 0.0008 EUR|
|Malaysian ringgit to South Korean won||1 MYR = 272.6883 KRW|
|US dollar to South Korean won||1 USD = 1128.2331 KRW|
|Indian rupee to South Korean won||1 INR = 15.8337 KRW|
|Philippine peso to South Korean won||1 PHP = 21.3918 KRW|
|Bangladeshi taka to South Korean won||1 BDT = 13.4700 KRW|
|Saudi riyal to South Korean won||1 SAR = 300.8461 KRW|
|UAE dirham to South Korean won||1 AED = 307.1538 KRW|
|Pakistani rupee to South Korean won||1 PKR = 8.0826 KRW|
|euro to South Korean won||1 EUR = 1284.6400 KRW|
|Kuwaiti dinar to South Korean won||1 KWD = 3717.4954 KRW|
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