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Romanian Leu (RON)

The Romanian Leu is the primary currency of Romania. This currency is used by an estimated 19,473,936 people. Based on our estimate, Romanian Leu is the #51 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Romanian Leu is "RON". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 946. The currency symbol for the Leu is "lei".

Romanian Leu conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

RON Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Romanian Leu is Romania.

There are approximately 19,473,936 people around the world who use the Romanian Leu. The Romanian Leu is the #51 most used widely currency is the world.

19,473,936 user population
Ranked #51 in the world

RON Exchange Rates

1 Romanian Leu equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: lei2.68


Inverse: lei4.83
British Pound


Inverse: lei5.49
Indian Rupee


Inverse: lei0.059
Japanese Yen


Inverse: lei0.041
US Dollar


Inverse: lei4.47

† Rates last updated at 50 minutes ago

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

RON Currency Facts

RON Details

ISO 4217 CodeRON
ISO 4217 Number946
Unit NameLeu
Currency NicknamesN.a.

RON Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknoteslei1, lei5, lei10, lei50, lei100
Rarely Used Banknoteslei200, lei500
Frequently Used Coins10, 50
Rarely Used Coins1, 5

RON Issuance

Central BankNational Bank of Romania
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population19,473,936 people
Population Rank#51
RON Inflation Rate4.63%
Inflation Rank#27

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

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2020 RON Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the National Bank of Romania. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Romanian Leu may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
New Year's Holiday January 2, 2020 Closed
Anniversary of Romanian Principalities Union January 24, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 17, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 20, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Children's Day June 1, 2020 Closed
Pentecost Monday June 8, 2020 Closed
Assumption Day August 15, 2020 Closed
St. Andrew's Day November 30, 2020 Closed
National Holiday December 1, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day December 26, 2020 Closed

RON Currency History

The Romanian Leu was created in January 2006. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Romanian Leu.

Currency Active Replaced By
Romanian leu (ROL) January 1952 to December 2005 RON