Countries in Asia and Their Currency Symbols

Full List: 48 Currencies in Asia and Their Symbols

Last updated on August 11th, 2023 at 08:28 pm


Bahraini Dinar is the official legal tender in Bahrain; Manat is for Azerbaijan; Maldivian Rufiyaa is the official currency of Maldives while the Japanese yen is for Japan. All the 48 countries that makeup Asia all have their means of payment.

Countries in Asia

Comprising 48 sovereign countries and three other territories, Asia is not just only the largest continent, it is also the most populous continent with 4,707,138,536 people, according to the United Nationa estimates

There are debates over the number of countries that make up Asia. For instance, Russia is not classified as an Asian country by the United Nations official statistics at the time of publication.


The table below shows the list of 48 currencies in Asia and their official symbols

S/NCountryCurrency and Symbols
1AfghanistanAfghan afghani (؋)
2BangladeshBangladeshi Taka (৳ or BDT)
3ArmeniaArmenian dram (֏)
4BahrainBahraini Dinar (.د.ب, BD)
5BhutanBhutanese ngultrum (NU)
6AzerbaijanManat (₼)
7BruneiBrunei dollar (B$)
8ChinaRenminbi (¥)
9CambodiaCambodian riel (៛)
10East TimorU.S. dollar  ($)
11CyprusEuro (€)
12GeorgiaGeorgian lari (GEL, ლ)
13MaldivesMaldivian Rufiyaa (MRf, MVR, Rf)
14IranIranian rial (﷼)
15IraqIraqi dinar (ع.د)
16IndonesiaIndonesian rupiah (Rp)
17JapanJapanese yen (¥)
18IndiaIndian rupee (₹)
19JordanJordanian dinar (د.ا)
20KazakhstanKazakhstani tenge (₸)
21LebanonLebanese pound (ل.ل.‎)
22LaosLao kip (₭, ₭N)
23MalaysiaMalaysian ringgit (RM)
24KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstani som (Лв)
25MongoliaMongolian Tögrög or Tugrik (₮)
26NepalNepalese rupee (Re., Rs., रू)
27North KoreaNorth Korean won (₩)
28KuwaitKuwaiti dinar (KD, د.ك)
29PhilippinesPhilippine peso (₱)
30PakistanPakistani rupee (Rs)
31State of PalestineIsraeli Shekel, Jordanian dinar, Egyptian pound, Palestine pound
32QatarQatari riyal (QR)
33OmanOmani rial (OMR)
34Saudi ArabiaSaudi riyal (SR)
35SingaporeSingapore dollar ($, or S$)
36South KoreaSouth Korean won (₩)
37Sri LankaSri Lankan Rupee (Rs)
38TajikistanTajikistani somoni (ЅM)
39ThailandThai baht (฿)
40SyriaSyrian pound or Syrian lira (LS, £S)
41MyanmarMyanmar kyat (K)
42TurkmenistanTurkmenistan manat (T)
43TurkeyTurkish lira (₺)
44United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates dirham (AED)
45UzbekistanUzbekistani soʻm (soʻm)
46VietnamVietnamese dong (VND)
47YemenYemeni rial (YER)
48IsraelIsraeli new shekel (₪)
Currencies in Asia

Note: Most of the Asian currencies are among the strongest currencies in the World. For instance, Kuwaiti Dinar is the most valuable currency in Asia and in the world.

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Asia Location

The largest continent is located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with Africa and Europe.

The featured image shows the Asian countries on the map.

No wonder some countries in the continent can neither be classified as Asian or European. Some of them include Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism among others.

Like the second largest continent (Africa), Asia also has diverse cultural groups and ethnic groups.

Is Israel an Asian country?

Geographically, Israel belongs to the Asian continent, but it stands at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, and Asia.
As such, it is an Asian country according to the United Nations.

It is also part of the Middle East region. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the west; to the north, it’s bounded by Lebanon and Syria; to the East is Jordan while it shares a border with Egypt to the southwest and to the south is the Red Sea.

Is Russia in Asia or Europe?

Russia is not classified as an Asian country because it is a transcontinental country. It spans Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.

In terms of land area, it is the largest country in the world covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres.

As a transcontinental country, part of Russia’s landmass cut across Asia while most Russians live in the European part of the country.

Data available shows that about 77 per cent of Russian people live in the European territory, including its populous city of Moscow, the country’s capital

What’s the largest economy in Asia?

China is the largest economy in Asia with 14.72 trillion USD as of 2020 followed by Japan according to the World Bank data

What’s the most populous country in Asia?

China’s population is 1,439,323,776, representing 18.47 per cent of the world population and making it the most populous Asian country. It is also the most populous country in the World. It is followed by India with a population of 1,380,004,385

What’s the most traded currency in Asia?

The Japanese Yen (JPY) is the third most traded currency in terms of global exchange and foreign reserves held by some central banks of countries around the world.


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