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This guide is about the currency of Bulgaria - the Bulgarian lev. It gives a brief overview and looks at historical exchange rates.
The Bulgarian lev (which comes from the Bulgarian word for 'lion') was first introduced in 1881, and has since gone through several incarnations. The fourth, and current, lev was first pegged to the Deutsche Mark at 1 lev = 1 Deutsche Mark.
The Bulgarian lev is now pegged to the euro at a rate of 1.95583 leva = 1 euro.
Eventually, Bulgaria will have to adopt the euro but, at present, it doesn't have a target date to make that a reality.
Name: Lev ( лев)
Plural: leva (левa)
Currency code: BGN
Divisions: 1 lev = 100 stotinki (стотинки)
|Bulgaria Country Guide
Important facts and figures
|The Bulgarian Lev
A short history from Famous Wonders
I hope you have found this guide useful. If you need any further help, please contact me.Francine Carrel 5 January 2017
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