A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Central African Republic
What’s in this Central African Republic currency guide:
The official currency of Central African Republic is the Central African franc, with symbol FCFA and currency code XAF.
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.
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The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend Central African franc.