CDF to ZMK

CDF - Congolese Franc (FC)
ZMK - Zambian kwacha (ZK)
1 CDF1 ZMK

Currency conversion rates from CDF to ZMK

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1 CDF1 ZMK
5 CDF5 ZMK
10 CDF10 ZMK
20 CDF20 ZMK
50 CDF50 ZMK
100 CDF100 ZMK
250 CDF250 ZMK
500 CDF500 ZMK
1000 CDF1000 ZMK
2000 CDF2000 ZMK
5000 CDF5000 ZMK
10000 CDF10000 ZMK
ZMKCDF
1 ZMK1 CDF
5 ZMK5 CDF
10 ZMK10 CDF
20 ZMK20 CDF
50 ZMK50 CDF
100 ZMK100 CDF
250 ZMK250 CDF
500 ZMK500 CDF
1000 ZMK1000 CDF
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CDF - Congolese Franc (CDF)

Congolese Franc

The official currency of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Congolese Franc (CDF). The symbol for the Franc is FC. The Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. There were two editions of the Franc; the second edition is the new Congolese Franc.

The Franc Congolais is the currency in Congo (CD, COD). The Franc Congolais is divided into 100 centimes. The exchange rate for the Franc Congolais was last updated on May 24, 2019 from Yahoo Finance. The CDF conversion factor has 5 significant digits.

Economy

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo has a vast amount of mineral and other natural resources. The estimated value of the untapped raw material is +/- 24 trillion USD.
  • Agriculture accounts for 57% of the GDP. Products of the agriculture industry are rubber, tea, cotton, sugar, palm oil, and coffee.
  • The Congo relies on the mining industry.
  • The main industries are consumer products, mining, cement, and commercial ship repair.
  • Export products are crude oil, wood products, coffee, copper, gold, diamonds, and cobalt.
  • Import products are transportation equipment, mining and other machinery, and food.
  • There is a lot of economy activity in the informal sectors that is not included in the GDP.
  • The first and second wars that took place in the 1960s negatively impacted the economy.
  • The government is establishing economic zones to help get the industrial sector started.

History

  • The first Franc was introduced in 1887. It had the same value as the Belgian Franc.
  • In 1916, the Congolese Franc also circulated in the countries of Burundi and Rwanda; however, they later issued their own Franc.
  • In 1967, Congo declared independence and the Franc was replaced with the Zaire at 1,000 Francs = 1 Zaire.
  • In 1997, the Franc was re-introduced and the Zaire was eliminated. The exchange rate was 100,000 new Zaires = 1 Franc.
  • In 2010, the Central Bank printed commemorative notes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from Belgium.

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ZMK - Zambian Kwacha (1968–2012) (ZMK)

Zambian Kwacha (1968–2012)

The Zambian Kwacha is the currency of Zambia, issued by the Bank of Zambia. The name Kwacha derives from the Nyanja and Bemba word for "dawn", alluding to the Zambian nationalist slogan of a "new dawn of freedom".

The Old Zambian Kwacha is the currency in Zambia (ZM, ZMB). The symbol for ZMK can be written ZK. The Old Zambian Kwacha is divided into 100 ngwee. The exchange rate for the Old Zambian Kwacha was last updated on May 24, 2019 from Yahoo Finance. The ZMK conversion factor has 4 significant digits.

Economy

  • Zambia's economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth more than 6% per year since 2005.
  • Copper output has increased, thanks to copper mine privatization, higher copper prices and more foreign investment.
  • Record high copper prices and a bumper maize crop in 2010 helped Zambia rebound quickly from the world economic slowdown that began in 2008.
  • Poverty remains a significant problem in Zambia, despite its stronger economy. Almost 70% of Zambians live below the national poverty line (almost 80% in rural areas).
  • Zambia ranks among the world's poorest nations in a variety of economic and social statistics and surveys: GDP per capita, competitiveness, life expectancy, infant mortality, and so on. A high birth rate and relatively high rate of HIV/AIDS put further strain on the economy.

History

  • Zambia gained independence from Great Britain in 1964. In 1968, the Zambian Kwacha replaced the Pound at a rate of two Kwacha = 1 Pound.
  • Kenneth Kaunda was the first president of Zambia in 1964, and stayed in office until 1991. During his regime, the value of the currency was fixed at a rate of approximately 1.2 Kwacha to 1 US Dollar. Until 1991, all Zambian banknotes featured a portrait of Kaunda on the obverse side (his image was later replaced by an African fish eagle).
  • A severe economic crisis stemming from poor government oversight and overspending contributed to high inflation throughout the 1990s and 2000s. By 2006, it took 4,800 Kwacha to buy one US Dollar. The currency has more recently stabilized.

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