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:
† Rates last updated at 19 minutes ago
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
UGX Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||UGX|
|ISO 4217 Number||800|
|Minor Unit Name||N.a.|
|Minor Unit Symbol||
|Frequently Used banknotes||UGX1000, UGX2000, UGX5000, UGX10, UGX20, UGX50|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||N.a.|
|Frequently Used Coins||UGX1, UGX2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000|
|Rarely Used Coins||N.a.|
|Estimated User Population||42,723,139 people|
|UGX Inflation Rate||2.62%|
† 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
||January 26, 2020
|Arch Janan Luwum Day
||February 16, 2020
|International Women's Day
||March 8, 2020
||April 10, 2020
||April 13, 2020
||May 1, 2020
||May 24, 2020
|Ugandan Martyrs Day
||June 3, 2020
|National Heroes Day
||June 9, 2020
||July 31, 2020
||October 9, 2020
||December 25, 2020
||December 26, 2020
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.
|Ugandan shilling (UGS)
unknown to December 1987