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North Korean Won (KPW)

The North Korean Won is the primary currency of North Korea. This currency is used by an estimated 25,549,819 people. Based on our estimate, North Korean Won is the #48 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the North Korean Won is "KPW". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 408. The currency symbol for the Won is "₩".

North Korean Won conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

KPW Currency Demographics

The primary country using the North Korean Won is North Korea.

There are approximately 25,549,819 people around the world who use the North Korean Won. The North Korean Won is the #48 most used widely currency is the world.

25,549,819 user population
Ranked #48 in the world

KPW Exchange Rates

1 North Korean Won equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ₩558.18


Inverse: ₩976.11
British Pound


Inverse: ₩1,113.027
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ₩11.78
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ₩8.26
US Dollar


Inverse: ₩900.050

† Rates last updated at 47 minutes ago

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

KPW Currency Facts

KPW Details

ISO 4217 CodeKPW
ISO 4217 Number408
Unit NameWon
Currency NicknamesN.a.

KPW Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotes₩5, ₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩200, ₩500, ₩1000, ₩2000, ₩5000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins₩1, 1, 5, 10, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

KPW Issuance

Central BankN.a.
Central Bank WebsiteN.a.

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population25,549,819 people
Population Rank#48
KPW Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

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

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2020 KPW Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the North Korean Won Central Bank. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in North Korean Won may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year January 25, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year January 26, 2020 Closed
Kim Jong II's Birthday February 16, 2020 Closed
Chungmyung Day April 4, 2020 Closed
Kim II Sung's Birthday April 15, 2020 Closed
Kim II Sung's Birthday April 16, 2020 Closed
Army Day April 25, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Chosun Children's Union Day June 6, 2020 Closed
Victory Day July 27, 2020 Closed
Independence Day August 15, 2020 Closed
Founding of DPRK September 9, 2020 Closed
Han'gawi October 1, 2020 Closed
Founding of Korean Workers Party October 10, 2020 Closed
Constitution Day December 27, 2020 Closed