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Angolan Kwanza (AOA)

The Angolan Kwanza is the primary currency of Angola. This currency is used by an estimated 30,809,762 people. Based on our estimate, Angolan Kwanza is the #41 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Angolan Kwanza is "AOA". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 973. The currency symbol for the Kwanza is "Kz".

Angolan Kwanza conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

AOA Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Angolan Kwanza is Angola.

There are approximately 30,809,762 people around the world who use the Angolan Kwanza. The Angolan Kwanza is the #41 most used widely currency is the world.

30,809,762 user population
Ranked #41 in the world

AOA Exchange Rates

1 Angolan Kwanza equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: Kz342.64


Inverse: Kz604.62
British Pound


Inverse: Kz684.099
Indian Rupee


Inverse: Kz7.34
Japanese Yen


Inverse: Kz5.10
US Dollar


Inverse: Kz554.98

† Rates last updated at 50 minutes ago

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

AOA Currency Facts

AOA Details

ISO 4217 CodeAOA
ISO 4217 Number973
Unit NameKwanza
Currency NicknamesN.a.

AOA Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesKz50, Kz100, Kz200, Kz500, Kz1000, Kz2000, Kz5000, Kz10
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsKz1, Kz2, Kz5, 10, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

AOA Issuance

Central BankBanco Nacional de Angola
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population30,809,762 people
Population Rank#41
AOA Inflation Rate20.19%
Inflation Rank#2

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

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2020 AOA Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Banco Nacional de Angola. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Angolan Kwanza may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Start of Liberation War February 4, 2020 Closed
Carnival Day February 25, 2020 Closed
International Women's Day March 9, 2020 Closed
Liberation Day March 23, 2020 Closed
Peace Day April 4, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
National Heroes' Day September 17, 2020 Closed
All Soul's Day November 2, 2020 Closed
Independence Day November 11, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed

AOA Currency History

The Angolan Kwanza was created in December 1999. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Angolan Kwanza.

Currency Active Replaced By
Angolan kwanza (AOK) January 1977 to September 1990 AON
Angolan new kwanza (AON) September 1990 to June 1995 AOR
Angolan kwanza readjustado (AOR) July 1995 to November 1999 AOA