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Nicaraguan Córdoba (NIO)

The Nicaraguan Córdoba is the primary currency of Nicaragua. This currency is used by an estimated 6,465,513 people. Based on our estimate, Nicaraguan Córdoba is the #92 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Nicaraguan Córdoba is "NIO". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 558. The currency symbol for the Cordoba is "C$".

Nicaraguan Córdoba conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

NIO Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Nicaraguan Córdoba is Nicaragua.

There are approximately 6,465,513 people around the world who use the Nicaraguan Córdoba. The Nicaraguan Córdoba is the #92 most used widely currency is the world.

6,465,513 user population
Ranked #92 in the world

NIO Exchange Rates

1 Nicaraguan Córdoba equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: C$21.23


Inverse: C$36.87
British Pound


Inverse: C$42.033
Indian Rupee


Inverse: C$0.44
Japanese Yen


Inverse: C$0.31
US Dollar


Inverse: C$33.73

† Rates last updated at 14 minutes ago

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

NIO Currency Facts

NIO Details

ISO 4217 CodeNIO
ISO 4217 Number558
Unit NameCordoba
Currency NicknamesN.a.

NIO Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesC$10, C$20, C$50, C$100, C$200, C$500
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsC$1, C$5, C$10, 5, 10, 25, 50
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

NIO Issuance

Central BankCentral Bank of Nicaragua
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population6,465,513 people
Population Rank#92
NIO Inflation Rate4.95%
Inflation Rank#21

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

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2020 NIO Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Central Bank of Nicaragua. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Nicaraguan Córdoba may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Holy Wednesday April 8, 2020 Partial Day
Holy Thursday April 9, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Dia de la Madre May 30, 2020 Partial Day
National Liberation Day July 20, 2020 Closed
Fiesta Day August 1, 2020 Closed
Fiesta Day August 10, 2020 Closed
San Jacinto Fight Day September 14, 2020 Closed
Independence Day September 15, 2020 Closed
All Souls Day November 2, 2020 Partial Day
Day before Immaculate Conception December 7, 2020 Partial Day
Immaculate Conception December 8, 2020 Closed
Christmas Eve December 24, 2020 Partial Day
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
New Year's Eve December 31, 2020 Partial Day

NIO Currency History

The Nicaraguan Córdoba was created in November 1990. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Nicaraguan Córdoba.

Currency Active Replaced By
Nicaraguan córdoba (NIC) January 1988 to October 1990 NIO