Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

The Zambian Kwacha is the primary currency of Zambia. This currency is used by an estimated 17,351,822 people. Based on our estimate, Zambian Kwacha is the #56 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Zambian Kwacha is "ZMW". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 967. The currency symbol for the Kwacha is "ZK".

Zambian Kwacha conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

ZMW Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Zambian Kwacha is Zambia.

There are approximately 17,351,822 people around the world who use the Zambian Kwacha. The Zambian Kwacha is the #56 most used widely currency is the world.

17,351,822 user population
Ranked #56 in the world

ZMW Exchange Rates

1 Zambian Kwacha equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: ZK14.033


Inverse: ZK23.22
British Pound


Inverse: ZK25.45
Indian Rupee


Inverse: ZK0.27
Japanese Yen


Inverse: ZK0.19
US Dollar


Inverse: ZK19.97

† Rates last updated at 39 minutes ago

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

ZMW Currency Facts

ZMW Details

ISO 4217 CodeZMW
ISO 4217 Number967
Unit NameKwacha
Currency NicknamesN.a.

ZMW Denominations

Minor Unit NameNgwee
Minor Unit Symbol N
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesN.a.
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsN.a.
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

ZMW Issuance

Central BankBank of Zambia
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population17,351,822 people
Population Rank#56
ZMW Inflation Rate7.49%
Inflation Rank#13

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

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ZMW Currency History

The Zambian Kwacha was created in January 2013. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Zambian Kwacha.

Currency Active Replaced By
Zambian kwacha (ZMK) January 1968 to January 2013 ZMW