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Egyptian pound

Local nameجنيه مصرى  
ISO 4217 CodeEGP
Official userEgypt
Unofficial userGaza Strip (Palestinian territories), alongside Israeli new sheqel
1/100قرش, Qirsh (Piastre)
1/1000ملليم, Malleem (Millième)
SymbolEGP, LE, E£ or ج.م
Coins and Banknotes
Central bankCentral Bank of Egypt

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The Egyptian Pound ( ; Egyptian Arabic el-Genēh el-Maṣri -arzelɡeˈneːh elˈmɑsˤɾiIPA) (sign: or ج.م; code: EGP) is the currency of Egypt. It is divided into 100 Qirsh ( -arzʔoˈɾuːʃ, ʔeˈɾuːʃ, singular -arzʔeɾʃ; ; ), or 1000 Milliemes ( -arzmælˈliːm; ).

The ISO 4217 code is EGP. Locally, the abbreviation LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne (French for Egyptian pound) is frequently used. and £E are rarely used. The name Gineih is derived from the Guinea coin, which had almost the same value of 100 Qirsh at the end of the 19th century.

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