LIST OF COUNTRIES PER CONTINENT

Countries that issued banknotes

There are over 100 official recognized currencies circulating around the world. The most used currency globally is the Euro and US Dollar. Some African countries have the common Central African State or West African State Franc. There are also some countries that are not completely world recognized, but they have their own currency, such as Transnistria, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh to name a few.

Several countries have adopted the US Dollar, and some have completely converted to the Dollar.  The same can be said to the Euro, the difference is that there is no adoption, but rather a complete conversion to a new currency.

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A

Country  Capital Continent Currency
Afghanistan  Kabul Asia Afghani
Albania  Tirana Europe Lek
Algeria  Algiers Africa Algerian Dinar
Andorra  Andorra la Vella Africa Euro
Angola  Luanda Africa Angolan Kwanza
Anguilla  The Valley North America East Caribbean Dollar
Antigua and Barbuda  St. John’s North America East Caribbean Dollar
Argentina  Buenos Aires South America Argentinian Peso
Armenia  Yerevan Asia Dram
Aruba  Oranjestad North America Florin
Australia  Canberra Oceania Australian Dollar
Austria  Vienna Europe Euro
Azerbaijan  Baku Asia Azerbaijan Manat

 

 

B

Country Capital Continent Currency
Bahrain  Manama Asia Bahraini Dinar
Bangladesh  Dhaka Asia Taka
Barbados  Bridgetown North America Barbados Dollar
Belarus  Minsk Europe Belarusian Ruble
Belgium  Brussels Europe Euro
Belize  Belmopan North America Belize Dollar
Benin  Porto Novo, Cotonou Africa West African Franc
Bermuda  Hamilton North America Bermuda Dollar
Bhutan  Thimphu Asia Ngultrum
Bolivia  La Paz South America Boliviano
Bonaire  Kralendijk North America United States dollar
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Sarajevo Europe Mark
Botswana  Gaborone Africa Pula
Brazil (Brasil)  Brasília South America Real
British Virgin Islands  Road Town North America United States dollar
Brunei  Bandar Seri Begawan Asia Brunei Dollar
Bulgaria  Sofia Europe Lev
Burkina Faso  Ouagadougou Africa West African Franc
Burundi  Gitega Africa Burundi Franc

 

 

C

Country Capital Continent Currency
Cambodia (Kampuchea) Phnom Penh Asia Riel
Cameroon  Yaoundé Africa Central African Franc
Canada  Ottawa North America Canadian Dollar
Cape Verde  Praia Africa Escudo
Cayman Islands  George Town North America Cayman Islands Dollar
Central African Republic  Bangui Africa Central African Franc
Chad (Tchad)  N’Djamena Africa Central African Franc
Chile  Santiago South America Chilean Peso
China  Beijing Asia Yuan
Colombia  Bogotá South America Colombian Peso
Comoros  Moroni Africa Comoro Franc
Costa Rica  San José North America Costa Rica Colon
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)  Yamoussoukro Africa West African Franc
Croatia  Zagreb Europe Kuna
Cuba  Havana North America Cuban Peso
Curaçao  Willemstad North America Netherland Antilles Guilder
Cyprus  Nicosia Asia Euro
Czech Republic  Prague Europe Koruna

 

 

D

Country Capital Continent Currency
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)  Kinshasa Africa Congolese Franch
Denmark  Copenhagen Europe Danish Krone
Djibouti  Djibouti Africa Djibouti Franc
Dominica  Roseau North America East Caribbean Dollar
Dominican Republic  Santo Domingo North America Dominican Republic Peso

 

 

E

Country Capital Continent Currency
East Timor  Dili Africa United States dollar
Ecuador  Quito South America United States dollar
Egypt  Cairo Africa Egyptian Pound
El Salvador  San Salvador North America El Salvador Colon
Equatorial Guinea  Malabo Africa Central African Franc
Eritrea  Asmara Africa Nakfa
Estonia  Tallinn Europe Euro
Ethiopia  Addis Ababa Africa Birr

 

 

F

Falkland Islands (territory of U.K.) Stanley South America Falkland Islands Pound
Country Capital Continent Currency
Federated States of Micronesia  Palikir Oceania
Fiji  suva Oceania Fiji Dollar
Finland  Helsinki Europe Euro
France  Paris Europe Euro
French Guiana  Cayenne South America Euro

 

 

G

Country Capital Continent Currency
Gabon  Libreville Africa Central African Franc
Gambia  Banjul Africa Dalasi
Georgia  Tbilisi Asia Lari
Germany  Berlin Europe Euro
Ghana  Accra Africa Cedi
Greece  Athens Europe Euro
Greenland  Nuuk Europe Danish Krone
Grenada  St George’s North America East Caribbean Dollar
Guadeloupe  Basse Terre North America Euro
Guatemala  Guatemala North America Quetzal
Guinea Conakry Africa Guniea Franc
Guinea-Bissau Bissau Africa West African Franc
Guyana  Georgetown South America Guyana Dollar

 

 

H

Country Capital Continent Currency
Haiti  Port au Prince North America Gourde
Honduras  Tegucigalpa North America Lempira
Hong Kong (region of China) Asia Hong Kong Dollar
Hungary  Budapest Europe Forint

 

 

I

Country Capital Continent Currency
Iceland  Reykjavik Europe Krona
India  New Delhi Asia Indian Rupee
Indonesia  Jakarta Asia Rupiah
Iran  Tehran Asia Iranian Rial
Iraq  Baghdad Asia Iraqui Dinar
Israel  Jerusalem Asia Shekel
Italy  Rome Europe Euro

 

 

J

Country Capital Continent Currency
Jamaica Kingston North America Jamaican Dollar
Japan  Tokyo Asia Yen
Jordan  Amman Asia Jordanian Dinar

 

 

K

Country Capital Continent Currency
Kazakhstan  Nursultan Asia Tenge
Kenya  Nairobi Africa Kenya Shilling
Kiribati  South Tarawa Oceania Australian Dollar
Kosovo  Pristina Europe Euro
Kuwait  Kuwait Asia Kuwait Dinar
Kyrgyzstan  Bishkek Asia Kyrgyzstan Som

 

 

L

Country Capital Continent Currency
Laos  Vientiane Asia Kip
Latvia  Riga Europe Euro
Lebanon  Beirut Asia Lebanese Pound
Lesotho  Maseru Africa Loti
Liberia  Monrovia Africa Liberia Dollar
Libya  Tripoli Africa Libya Dinar
Liechtenstein  Vaduz Europe Swiss Franc
Lithuania  Vilnius Europe Euro
Luxembourg  Luxembourg City Europe Euro

 

 

M

Country Capital Continent Currency
Macau (region of China) Asia Pataca
Macedonia  Skopje Europe Denar
Madagascar  Antananarivo Africa Ariary
Malawi  Lilongwe Africa Malawi Kwacha
Malaysia  Kuala Lumpur Asia Ringgit
Maldives  Malé Asia Rufiyaa
Mali  Bamako Africa West African Franc
Malta  Valletta Europe Euro
Marshall Islands  Majuro Oceania United States dollar
Martinique  Fort de France Bay North America Euro
Mauritania  Nouakchott Africa Ouguiya
Mauritius  Port Louis Africa Mauritius Rupee
Mexico  Mexico City North America Mexican Peso
Moldova  Chisinau Europe Leu
Monaco  Monte Carlo Quarter Europe Euro
Mongolia  Ulaanbaatar Asia Tugrik
Montenegro  Podgorica Europe Euro
Montserrat  Plymouth, Brades, Little Bay North America East Caribbean Dollar
Morocco  Rabat Africa Dirham
Mozambique  Maputo Africa Metical
Myanmar (Burma)  Naypyidaw Asia Kyat

 

 

N

Country Capital Continent Currency
Namibia  Windhoek Asia Namibia Dollar
Nauru  no capital; biggest city is Yaren Oceania Australian Dollar
Navassa Island  Washinton, D.C. North America
Nepal  Kathmandu Asia Nepal Rupee
Netherlands  Amsterdam Europe Euro
New Zealand  Wellington Oceania New Zealand Dollar
Nicaragua  Managua North America Cordoba
Niger  Niamey Africa West African Franc
Nigeria  Abuja Africa Naira
North Ireland Belfast Europe Pound Sterling
North Korea  Pyongyang Asia North Korea Won
Norway  Oslo Europe Krone

 

 

O

Country Capital Continent Currency
Oman  Muscat Asia Oman Rial

 

 

P

Country Capital Continent Currency
Pakistan  Islamabad Asia Pakistan Rupee
Palau  Melekeok Oceania United States dollar
Palestine  Jerusalem Asia Shekel
Panama  Panama City North America United States dollar
Papua New Guinea  Port Moresby Oceania Kina
Paraguay  Asunción South America Guarani
Peru  Lima South America Soles
Philippines  Manila Asia Philippine Peso
Poland  Warsaw Europe Zloty
Portugal  Lisbon Europe Euro
Puerto Rico  San Juan North America United States dollar

 

 

Q

Country Capital Continent Currency
Qatar  Doha Asia Riyal

 

 

R

Country Capital Continent Currency
Republic of Ireland  Dublin Europe Euro
Republic of the Congo  Brazzaville Africa Central African Franc
Romania  Bucharest Europe Leu
Russia  Moscow Europe Russian Ruble
Rwanda  Kigali Africa Rwanda Franc

 

 

S

Country Capital Continent Currency
Saba  The Bottom North America United States dollar
Saint Barthelemy  Gustavia North America Euro
Saint Kitts and Nevis  Basseterre North America East Caribbean Dollar
Saint Lucia  Castries North America East Caribbean Dollar
Saint Martin  Marigot North America Euro
Saint Pierre and Miquelon  Saint Pierre North America Euro
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Kingstown North America East Caribbean Dollar
Samoa  Apia Oceania Tala
San Marino  San Marino Europe Euro
São Tomé and Príncipe  São Tomé Africa Dobra
Saudi Arabia  Riyadh Asia Saudi Arabia Riyal
Senegal  Dakar Africa West African Franc
Serbia  Belgrade Europe Serbia Dinar
Seychelles  Victoria, Seychelles Africa Seychelles Rupee
Sierra Leone  Freetown Africa Leone
Singapore  Singapore Asia Singapore Dollar
Sint Eustatius  Oranjestad North America United States dollar
Sint Maarten  Philipsburg North America Netherland Antilles Guilder
Slovakia  Bratislava Europe Euro
Slovenia  Ljubljana Europe Euro
Solomon Islands  Honiara Oceania Solomon Island Dollar
Somalia  Mogadishu Africa Somali Shilling
South Africa  Pretoria Africa Rand
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands  (territory of U.K.) South America Pound Sterling
South Korea  Seoul Asia South Korean Won
South Sudan  Juba Africa Sudanese Pound
Spain  Madrid Europe Euro
Sri Lanka  Colombo Asia Sri Lankan Rupee
Sudan  Khartoum Africa Sudanese Pound
Suriname  Paramaribo South America Surinamese Dollar
Sweden  Stockholm Europe Swedish Krona
Switzerland  Bern Europe Swiss Franc
Syria  Damascus Asia Syrian Pound

 

 

T

Country Capital Continent Currency
Taiwan (Republic of China)  Taipei Asia Taiwan Dollar
Tajikistan  Dushanbe Asia Somoni
Thailand  Bangkok Asia Bhat
The Bahamas  Nassau North America Bahamian Dollar
Tonga  Nuku’alofa Oceania Pa’anga
Transnistria  Tiraspol Europe Transnistrian ruble
Trinidad and Tobago  Port of Spain North America United States dollar
Turkey  Ankara Asia Lira
Turkmenistan  Asgabat Asia Turkmen Manat
Turks and Caicos  Cockburn Town North America United States dollar
Tuvalu  Funafuti Oceania Australian Dollar

 

 

U

Country Capital Continent Currency
Ukraine  Kyiv or Kiev Europe Hryvnia
United Arab Emirates  Abu Dhabi Asia UAE Dirham
United Kingdom  London Europe Pound Sterling
United States of America   Washington, D.C. North America United States dollar
Uruguay  Montevideo South America Uruguayan Peso
US Virgin Islands  Charlotte Amalie North America United States dollar
Uzbekistan  Tashkent Asia Uzbeki Som

 

 

V

Country Capital Continent Currency
Vanuatu  Port Vila Oceania Vatu
Vatican City  Vatican City Europe Euro
Venezuela  Caracas South America Bolivar
Vietnam  Hanoi Asia Dong

 

 

Y

Country Capital Continent Currency
Yemen  Sana’a Asia Yemeni Rial

 

 

Z

Country Capital Continent Currency
Zaire Kinshasa Africa
Zambia Lusaka Africa Zambian kwacha
Zimbabwe Harare Africa United States dollar

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