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:
† Rates last updated at 23 minutes ago
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
BGN Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||BGN|
|ISO 4217 Number||975|
|Currency Nicknames||Kint (masc), Kinta (fem)|
|Minor Unit Name||Stotinki|
|Minor Unit Symbol||
|Frequently Used banknotes||лв2, лв5, лв10, лв20, лв50, лв100|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||лв1|
|Frequently Used Coins||лв1, стотинки1, стотинки2, стотинки5, стотинки10, стотинки20, стотинки50|
|Rarely Used Coins||N.a.|
|Estimated User Population||7,024,216 people|
|BGN Inflation Rate||2.81%|
† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.
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2019 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, 2019
||March 4, 2019
||April 26, 2019
||April 29, 2019
||May 1, 2019
|St. George Day
||May 6, 2019
|Day of Bulgarian Culture and Slavonic Script
||May 24, 2019
||September 6, 2019
||September 23, 2019
||December 24, 2019
||December 25, 2019
||December 26, 2019
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.
|Bulgarian lev (BGL)
January 1962 to August 1999