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The British Pound is the primary currency of United Kingdom. This currency is used by an estimated 66,573,068 people. Based on our estimate, British Pound is the #20 most popular currency is the world.
The currency code for the British Pound is "GBP". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 826. The currency symbol for the Pound is "£".
British Pound conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.
GBP Currency Demographics
The primary country using the British Pound is United Kingdom. The British Pound is also used in Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey.
There are approximately 66,573,068 people around the world who use the British Pound. The British Pound is the #20 most used widely currency is the world.
66,573,068 user populationRanked #20 in the world
GBP Exchange Rates
1 British Pound equals:
† Rates last updated at 6 minutes ago
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
GBP Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||GBP|
|ISO 4217 Number||826|
|Currency Nicknames||Pound Sterling, Sterling, Quid, Nicker|
|Minor Unit Name||penny|
|Minor Unit Symbol||p|
|Frequently Used banknotes||£5, £10, £20, £50|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||£100|
|Frequently Used Coins||£1, £2, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p|
|Rarely Used Coins||N.a.|
|Central Bank||Bank of England|
|Central Bank Website||http://www.bankofengland.co.uk|
World Bank Statistics
|Estimated User Population||66,573,068 people|
|GBP Inflation Rate||2.29%|
† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.
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2019 GBP Currency Holidays
Based on holidays observed by the Bank of England. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in British Pound may also be closed on these dates.
|New Year's Day||January 1, 2019||Closed|
|Good Friday||April 19, 2019||Closed|
|Easter Monday||April 22, 2019||Closed|
|Early May Bank Holiday||May 6, 2019||Closed|
|Late May Bank Holiday||May 27, 2019||Closed|
|Summer Bank Holiday||August 26, 2019||Closed|
|Christmas||December 25, 2019||Closed|
|Boxing Day||December 26, 2019||Closed|