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Syrian Pound

Syrian Pound Currency:

The Syrian pound or Syrian Lira is the official currency of Syria. It is called livre syrienne in French and is denoted by LS or £S. The Syrian pound is further subdivided into 100 equal parts called qirsh which are called piasters in English or French. Presently, coins in qirsh are out of usage. The issuing authority of Syrian pounds is vested with Central Bank of Syria.

The Syrian pound is expressed with the notation SYP. The currency notes of Syrian pounds are issued in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 pounds and the coins are of the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25 pounds.

The unending chaos due to prolonged Syrian Civil War which began on 15th March 2011 had devastating effects on Syrian economy resulting in steep depreciation in the exchange value of Syrian pound by appalling 386% against the value of US dollar in 2015. The plummeting in the value of the Syrian pound has been persisting unabatedly to menacing proportions.

Syrian Pound

Syrian Pound (Syria):

Code: SYP

Symbol: £ or ل.س


1⁄100 = piastre


50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 pounds


1, 2, 5, 10, 25 pounds

Unofficial users:     


 Syrian opposition

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Central bank            :

Central Bank of Syria

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