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Afghan Afghani (AFN)

The Afghan Afghani is the primary currency of Afghanistan. This currency is used by an estimated 37,172,386 people. Based on our estimate, Afghan Afghani is the #34 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Afghan Afghani is "AFN". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 971. The currency symbol for the Afghani is "؋".

Afghan Afghani conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

AFN Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Afghan Afghani is Afghanistan.

There are approximately 37,172,386 people around the world who use the Afghan Afghani. The Afghan Afghani is the #34 most used widely currency is the world.

37,172,386 user population
Ranked #34 in the world

AFN Exchange Rates

1 Afghan Afghani equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ؋47.40


Inverse: ؋82.77
British Pound


Inverse: ؋94.30
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ؋1.00
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ؋0.70
US Dollar


Inverse: ؋76.18

† Rates last updated at 35 minutes ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

AFN Currency Facts

AFN Details

ISO 4217 CodeAFN
ISO 4217 Number971
Unit NameAfghani
Currency NicknamesN.a.

AFN Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a. (written right-to-left)
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes؋1, ؋2, ؋5, ؋10, ؋20, ؋50, ؋100, ؋500, ؋1000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins؋1, ؋2, ؋5
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

AFN Issuance

Central BankDa Afghanistan Bank
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population37,172,386 people
Population Rank#34
AFN Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 AFN Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Da Afghanistan Bank. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Afghan Afghani may also be closed on these dates.

Liberation Day February 15, 2020 Closed
Noruz March 21, 2020 Closed
Farmer's Day March 22, 2020 Closed
Ramadan April 24, 2020 Closed
Victory Day April 28, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Fitr May 24, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Fitr May 25, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Fitr May 26, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Adha August 1, 2020 Closed
Eid ul Adha August 2, 2020 Closed
National Day August 19, 2020 Closed
Ashoora August 29, 2020 Closed
Ahmed Shah Masoud Memorial Day September 9, 2020 Closed
Mohammed's Birthday October 29, 2020 Closed

AFN Currency History

The Afghan Afghani was created in January 2004. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Afghan Afghani.

Currency Active Replaced By
Afghan afghani (AFA) January 1925 to December 2003 AFN