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Central African CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

The Central African CFA Franc BEAC is the primary currency of Communauté Financière Africaine (BEAC). Central African CFA Franc BEAC is not considered a standard currency. It is a specialty currency code used for trading or administrative purposes.

The currency code for the Central African CFA Franc BEAC is "XAF". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 950.

Central African CFA Franc BEAC conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

XAF Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Central African CFA Franc BEAC is Communauté Financière Africaine (BEAC). The Central African CFA Franc BEAC is also used in Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad.

XAF Exchange Rates

1 Central African CFA Franc BEAC equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: 377.057


Inverse: 656.13
British Pound


Inverse: 749.29
Indian Rupee


Inverse: 7.85
Japanese Yen


Inverse: 5.54
US Dollar


Inverse: 603.56

† Rates last updated at 45 minutes ago

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

XAF Currency Facts

XAF Details

ISO 4217 CodeXAF
ISO 4217 Number950
Unit NameCFA Franc BEAC
Currency NicknamesN.a.

XAF Denominations

Minor Unit NameN.a.
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor UnitsN.a.
Frequently Used banknotes500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used Coins1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 100, 500
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

XAF Issuance

Central BankBank of Central African States
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User PopulationN.a.
Population RankN.a.
XAF Inflation RateN.a.
Inflation RankN.a.

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

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2020 XAF Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Central African States. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Central African CFA Franc BEAC may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 13, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Bank Holiday December 26, 2020 Closed

XAF Currency History

The Central African CFA Franc BEAC was created in January 1986. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Central African CFA Franc BEAC.

Currency Active Replaced By
Equatorial Guinean ekwele (GQE) January 1975 to December 1985 XAF