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South Korean Won (KRW)

The South Korean Won is the primary currency of South Korea. This currency is used by an estimated 51,635,256 people. Based on our estimate, South Korean Won is the #24 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the South Korean Won is "KRW". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 410. The currency symbol for the Won is "₩".

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

KRW Currency Demographics

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

There are approximately 51,635,256 people around the world who use the South Korean Won. The South Korean Won is the #24 most used widely currency is the world.

51,635,256 user population
Ranked #24 in the world

KRW Exchange Rates

1 South Korean Won equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ₩747.63


Inverse: ₩1,345.33
British Pound


Inverse: ₩1,521.35
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ₩16.18
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ₩11.45
US Dollar


Inverse: ₩1,231.49

† Rates last updated at 36 minutes ago

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

KRW Currency Facts

KRW Details

ISO 4217 CodeKRW
ISO 4217 Number410
Unit NameWon
Currency NicknamesN.a.

KRW Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor UnitsN.a.
Frequently Used banknotes₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000, ₩50000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins₩100, ₩500
Rarely Used Coins₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50

KRW Issuance

Central BankThe Bank of Korea
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population51,635,256 people
Population Rank#24
KRW Inflation Rate1.48%
Inflation Rank#87

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

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2020 KRW Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the The Bank of Korea. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in South Korean Won may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year's Eve January 24, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year January 25, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year January 26, 2020 Closed
Lunar New Year Additional Holiday January 27, 2020 Closed
Independence Movement Day March 1, 2020 Closed
Parliamentary Election Day April 15, 2020 Closed
Buddha's Birthday April 30, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Children's Day May 5, 2020 Closed
Memorial Day June 6, 2020 Closed
Liberation Day August 15, 2020 Closed
Harvest Moon Festival Eve September 30, 2020 Closed
Harvest Moon Festival Day October 1, 2020 Closed
Harvest Moon Festival Holiday October 2, 2020 Closed
National Foundation Day October 3, 2020 Closed
Hangul Day October 9, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed