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Leu (RON) is the currency in Romania

Facts about Leu

  • Country:
    Romania
  • Currency:
    Leu
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    RON
  • Short for the currency:
    l
  • Currency subunits:
    100 bani

The leu is the currency used in Romania. The name derives from the Romanian word for lion. It was introduced in 2005 after a currency reform. The leu is issued by the National Bank of Romania. Romania joined the EU in 2007 and is expected to adopt the euro in 2014.

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Romania is a country in east Europe next to Ukraine, Moldavia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia. The country has been through a number of political and economic reforms after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. Romania is today part of the European Union.

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