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Syrian Pound (SYP) - Currency of Syria

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About Syrian Pound (SYP)

The official Syrian currency is called the Syrian Pound and issuance power lies in the hands of Central Bank of Syria. 100 qirsh make one Syrian Pound. The Syrian Pound is also called as Lira and is symbolically represented as LS or £S. The standard abbreviation for the Syria currency is SYP. Since the start of the civil war in 2011, the Syrian Pound rate has been increasingly deteriorating

  • During the Ottoman Empire, nearly 400 years ago, the currency in circulation was called the Turkish Lira.
  • From 1947 to 1961 the Syria currency was pegged to the However, it is currently not pegged to any international currency.
  • The most often used coins are 1 Pound, 2 Pounds, 5 Pounds, 10 Pounds, and 25 Pounds.
  • The most frequently used banknotes include 5 Pounds, 10 Pounds, 25 Pounds, 50 Pounds, 100 Pounds, 200 Pounds, 500 Pounds, 1000 Pounds.

Quick Facts About Syrian Pound (SYP)

Currency Name Syrian Pound
Short Name SYP
Nicknames Stutz, Stei, Eier, Chuffs
Symbol (s) £
Unit 1/100, piastre
Frequently Used Coins 1 pound, 2 pounds, 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 25 pounds
Rarely Used Coins NA
Frequently Used Bank Notes 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 25 pounds, 50 pounds, 100 pounds, 200 pounds, 500 pounds, 1000 pounds
Rarely Used Bank Notes NA
Central Bank, Name & Website Central Bank of Syria |
Territories that use the currency as a part of their legal tender NA

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The Syrian Pound Currency

The currency is in the subdivision of 100 piastres. The Central Bank of Syria possesses the rights to issue the currency in the country. The currency coins that are currently in circulation within the country are pounds 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25.
Likewise, the currency bank notes that are currently under circulation within the country are pounds 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Syrian Pound available for purchase?
Yes, we do sell Syrian Pound, and if you wish to purchase the same, then you can either visit the nearest Thomas Cook centre or book forex online via our website.
Can I take travellers cheques to Syria?
Travellers cheques are not accepted by the vendors or banks and you might end up having a hard time while you are visiting the country. We suggest you exchange to Syrian Pound beforehand to avoid any kind of inconvenience.
Are there any currency regulations to consider for carrying a specific amount of money in/out Syria?
You may carry up to USD5000, or foreign currency equivalent, in and out of However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit, then you must declare the same. To ensure you have the right knowhow on the regulations, please get in touch with one of our representatives.
Is Syria stringent on its currency regulations?
Please get in touch with our experts to get the appropriate information pertaining to the regulations. They will assist you with utmost clarity.
Is USD accepted in Syria?
It is advisable to keep the Syrian Pound handy, and we suggest that you have them exchanged before you land in the country.

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