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:
† Rates last updated at 3 minutes ago
‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions
ZMW Currency Facts
|ISO 4217 Code||ZMW|
|ISO 4217 Number||967|
|Minor Unit Name||Ngwee|
|Minor Unit Symbol||
|Frequently Used banknotes||N.a.|
|Rarely Used Banknotes||N.a.|
|Frequently Used Coins||N.a.|
|Rarely Used Coins||N.a.|
|Estimated User Population||17,351,822 people|
|ZMW Inflation Rate||7.49%|
† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.
‡ Corrections or suggestions? Please contact us.
2019 ZMW Currency Holidays
Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Zambia.
On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed.
Settlement in Zambian Kwacha may also be closed on these dates.
|New Year's Day
||January 1, 2019
|International Women's Day
||March 8, 2019
||March 12, 2019
||April 19, 2019
||April 20, 2019
||April 22, 2019
||May 1, 2019
||May 25, 2019
||July 1, 2019
||July 2, 2019
||August 5, 2019
|National Day of Prayer
||October 18, 2019
||October 24, 2019
||December 25, 2019
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.
|Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
January 1968 to January 2013