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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 population
Ranked #20 in the world

GBP Exchange Rates

1 British Pound equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: £0.52
Canadian Dollar


Inverse: £0.58


Inverse: £0.84
Indian Rupee


Inverse: £0.011
Japanese Yen


Inverse: £0.0070
US Dollar


Inverse: £0.76

† Rates last updated at 6 minutes ago

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

GBP Currency Facts

GBP Details

ISO 4217 CodeGBP
ISO 4217 Number826
Unit NamePound
Currency NicknamesPound Sterling, Sterling, Quid, Nicker

GBP Denominations

Minor Unit Namepenny
Minor Unit Symbol p
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes£5, £10, £20, £50
Rarely Used Banknotes£100
Frequently Used Coins£1, £2, 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

GBP Issuance

Central BankBank of England
Central Bank Websitehttp://www.bankofengland.co.uk

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population66,573,068 people
Population Rank#20
GBP Inflation Rate2.29%
Inflation Rank#68

† 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