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    Currency in Central African Republic – Central African franc XAF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide on sending money and travel to Central African Republic

    What's in this Central African Republic currency guide?

    1. Central African franc (XAF) Market Info
    2. XAF Latest Rate
    3. XAF Charts



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    Central African franc – Markets & Rates

    The Central African CFA franc (XAF) is the currency of six independent states in Central Africa – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The currency was introduced to the previously French colonies in Equatorial Africa in 1945, replacing the French Equatorial African franc. The currency continued in use when these colonies gained their independence. Equatorial Guinea, the only former Spanish colony in the zone, adopted the CFA franc in 1984.

    In several west African states the West African CFA franc (currency code XOF) is in circulation, such as Benin – West African CFA franc. The West African CFA franc is of equal value to the Central African CFA franc.

    Both XAF and XOF currencies are referred to as the CFA franc.


    1 USD = 578.83 XAF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XAF
    USD to XAF at 578.7 has risen 1.8% above its 90-day average, range 554.7-585.7.

    Historic USD-XAF Rates

    USD/XAF wasChangePeriod
    24 Nov 2021
    1.2% 2 Weeks
    09 Sep 2021
    4.2% 90 Days
    08 Dec 2020
    6.8% 1 Year
    09 Dec 2016
    6.6% 5 Years
    11 Dec 2011
    18% 10 Years
    13 Dec 2001
    20.9% 20 Years
    USD/XAF change over periods to 08-Dec-2021


    XAF is also used in 5 other countries


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