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CFA Franc (XOF)

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

The currency code for the CFA Franc is "XOF". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 952.

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

XOF Currency Demographics

The primary country using the CFA Franc is Communauté Financière Africaine (BCEAO). The CFA Franc is also used in Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

XOF Exchange Rates

1 CFA Franc equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: 380.26


Inverse: 656.29
British Pound


Inverse: 748.35
Indian Rupee


Inverse: 7.90
Japanese Yen


Inverse: 5.53
US Dollar


Inverse: 600.48

† Rates last updated at 18 minutes ago

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

XOF Currency Facts

XOF Details

ISO 4217 CodeXOF
ISO 4217 Number952
Unit NameFranc
Currency NicknamesN.a.

XOF 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.

XOF Issuance

Central BankBank of Central African States
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

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

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

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2020 XOF 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 CFA Franc 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

XOF Currency History

The CFA Franc was created in June 1997. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the CFA Franc.

Currency Active Replaced By
Mali franc (MLF) unknown to January 1984 XOF
Guinea-Bissau peso (GWP) January 1975 to May 1997 XOF