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Ugandan Shilling (UGX)

The Ugandan Shilling is the primary currency of Uganda. This currency is used by an estimated 42,723,139 people. Based on our estimate, Ugandan Shilling is the #29 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Ugandan Shilling is "UGX". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 800. The currency symbol for the Shilling is "UGX".

Ugandan Shilling conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

UGX Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Ugandan Shilling is Uganda.

There are approximately 42,723,139 people around the world who use the Ugandan Shilling. The Ugandan Shilling is the #29 most used widely currency is the world.

42,723,139 user population
Ranked #29 in the world

UGX Exchange Rates

1 Ugandan Shilling equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: UGX2,359.74


Inverse: UGX4,126.54
British Pound


Inverse: UGX4,705.35
Indian Rupee


Inverse: UGX49.79
Japanese Yen


Inverse: UGX34.92
US Dollar


Inverse: UGX3,804.98

† Rates last updated at 35 minutes ago

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

UGX Currency Facts

UGX Details

ISO 4217 CodeUGX
ISO 4217 Number800
Unit NameShilling
Currency NicknamesN.a.

UGX Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor UnitsN.a.
Frequently Used banknotesUGX1000, UGX2000, UGX5000, UGX10, UGX20, UGX50
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsUGX1, UGX2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

UGX Issuance

Central BankBank of Uganda
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population42,723,139 people
Population Rank#29
UGX Inflation Rate2.62%
Inflation Rank#60

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

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2020 UGX Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Uganda. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Ugandan Shilling may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Liberation Day January 26, 2020 Closed
Arch Janan Luwum Day February 16, 2020 Closed
International Women's Day March 8, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 13, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Fitr May 24, 2020 Closed
Ugandan Martyrs Day June 3, 2020 Closed
National Heroes Day June 9, 2020 Closed
Eid al-Adha July 31, 2020 Closed
Independence Day October 9, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day December 26, 2020 Closed

UGX Currency History

The Ugandan Shilling was created in January 1988. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Ugandan Shilling.

Currency Active Replaced By
Ugandan shilling (UGS) unknown to December 1987 UGX