Sudanese Pound - SDG
The Sudanese Pound is the currency of the Republic of Sudan and is issued by the Central Bank of Sudan.
- Agricultural production employs 80% of the work force and contributes a third of GDP. However, much of this production is subsistence agriculture, so much of the population remains at or below the poverty line.
- With the succession of South Sudan, where three-fourths of Sudan's total oil production originated, oil earnings no longer provide Sudan with needed hard currency.
- The country has struggled to maintain economic stability. Recent removal of fuel subsidies and rising inflation have led to rowdy protests on the streets of Khartoum as of July, 2012 . with a government crackdown on protestors.
- The SDP Pound was replaced in 1992 by the Dinar (SDD) at a rate of 1 Dinar = 10 Pounds. The Dinar circulated in northern Sudan, but prices were still negotiated in pounds in southern Sudan. In other regions, the Kenyan Shilling was also used and accepted.
- The "second Pound" (SDG) was introduced after a peace agreement was reached between the Government of the Republic of The Sudan and The Sudan People's Liberation Movement. The new Sudanese Pound became legal tender on July 1, 2007.
- After the secession of South Sudan, Sudan issued new banknotes on July 24, 2011 ("the third Pound"). These banknotes lack symbols associated with the south, and feature a redrawn map of the country. They replaced 2 billion Sudanese Pounds in circulation. The value of the currency has fallen since its introduction due to worsening economic conditions.
Symbols and Names
- Symbols: junaih
- Nicknames: none
- Qirsh (Piastre) = 1/100 of a Pound
- Bills: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 pounds
- Coins: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 piasters
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