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Bulgarian Lev (BGN)

The Bulgarian Lev is the primary currency of Bulgaria. This currency is used by an estimated 7,024,216 people. Based on our estimate, Bulgarian Lev is the #87 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Bulgarian Lev is "BGN". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 975. The currency symbol for the Lev is "лв".

Bulgarian Lev conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

BGN Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Bulgarian Lev is Bulgaria.

There are approximately 7,024,216 people around the world who use the Bulgarian Lev. The Bulgarian Lev is the #87 most used widely currency is the world.

7,024,216 user population
Ranked #87 in the world

BGN Exchange Rates

1 Bulgarian Lev equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: лв1.12


Inverse: лв1.95
British Pound


Inverse: лв2.23
Indian Rupee


Inverse: лв0.024
Japanese Yen


Inverse: лв0.017
US Dollar


Inverse: лв1.80

† Rates last updated at 15 minutes ago

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

BGN Currency Facts

BGN Details

ISO 4217 CodeBGN
ISO 4217 Number975
Unit NameLev
Currency NicknamesKint (masc), Kinta (fem)

BGN Denominations

Minor Unit NameStotinki
Minor Unit Symbol стотинки
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesлв2, лв5, лв10, лв20, лв50, лв100
Rarely Used Banknotesлв1
Frequently Used Coinsлв1, стотинки1, стотинки2, стотинки5, стотинки10, стотинки20, стотинки50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

BGN Issuance

Central BankBulgarian National Bank
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population7,024,216 people
Population Rank#87
BGN Inflation Rate2.81%
Inflation Rank#56

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

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2020 BGN Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bulgarian National Bank. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Bulgarian Lev may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
National Day March 3, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 17, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 20, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
St. George Day May 6, 2020 Closed
Day of Bulgarian Culture and Slavonic Script May 25, 2020 Closed
Unification Day September 7, 2020 Closed
Independence Day September 22, 2020 Closed
Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Christmas Holiday December 28, 2020 Closed

BGN Currency History

The Bulgarian Lev was created in September 1999. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Bulgarian Lev.

Currency Active Replaced By
Bulgarian lev (BGL) January 1962 to August 1999 BGN