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Burundian franc


Burundi - Burundi franc

1 franc = 100 centimes Burundi

International designation: BIF

Denomination banknotes in circulation: 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 francs

Value of coins in circulation: 10, 5 and 1 franc


In 1979 a new currency, which was very beautiful, bright and above all safe.


It should be pointed out that the colors were quite varied and original, were used bright and flashy colors and shades, we have used red, yellow, green, blue.

Still, many have begun to try to make crafts and have it not come out badly, and a new need for improved safety features.

Thus was produced a few works by creating a new currency, and in the end almost nothing changed.


Credit cards and traveler's checks is very difficult to cash out. To avoid additional costs in the exchange, it is recommended to use traveler's checks in U.S. dollars or euros. Fees for cashing in is usually very high. Developed a "black market" exchange transactions, but it is likely fraudulent.

Banking services are difficult in most areas of the country, officially banks are open from 08.00 to 11.30 and from 15.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 11:00 - Saturday.