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Won (KPW) is the currency in North Korea

Facts about Won

  • Country:
    North Korea
  • Currency:
    Won
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    KPW
  • Short for the currency:
    ₩n
  • Currency subunits:
    100 chŏn

The won is the currency used in North Korea. It was introduced in 1947 replacing the Korean yen. The won is issued by the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In 2009 the won was revalued under big protests.

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North Korea is a republic in east Asia occupying the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea is a single-party state and one of the worlds most isolated economies.

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