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Ugandan Shilling (UGX) TradingHours.com

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

$0.00040

Inverse: UGX2,521.84
Euro

€0.00025

Inverse: UGX4,075.22
British Pound

£0.00021

Inverse: UGX4,842.18
Indian Rupee

₹0.019

Inverse: UGX51.69
Japanese Yen

¥0.029

Inverse: UGX33.94
US Dollar

$0.00027

Inverse: UGX3,685.067

† Rates last updated at 54 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
SymbolUGX
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 Websitehttp://www.bou.or.ug

World Bank Statistics

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

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

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2019 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.

HolidayDateStatus
New Year's Day January 1, 2019 Closed
Liberation Day January 26, 2019 Closed
Arch Janan Luwum Day February 16, 2019 Closed
International Women's Day March 8, 2019 Closed
Good Friday April 19, 2019 Closed
Easter Monday April 22, 2019 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2019 Closed
Ugandan Martyrs Day June 3, 2019 Closed
Eid al-Fitr June 5, 2019 Closed
National Heroes Day June 9, 2019 Closed
Eid al-Adha August 11, 2019 Closed
Independence Day October 9, 2019 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2019 Closed
Boxing Day December 26, 2019 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

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