Countries that use the Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc was established in 1850 as an official national currency and is used only in Liechtenstein and in Switzerland. 1 Franken is devided into 100 Rappen.

ISO 4127:
1.00 Swiss Franc = 1.00 US Dollar
(date: 06/17/2018)


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Swiss Franc as currency

LiechtensteinWestern Europe
SwitzerlandWestern Europe

Currency reserves for the Swiss Franc

According to the International Monetary Fund, the total broad money (M3) amounted to CHF 1,252.06 billion at the end of 2016 (data only for Switzerland). For currency hedging, reserves were held in a total amount of 668.89 billion Francs. This corresponds to a ratio of 1:1.9. Or in other words: 1 of 2 Francs is deposited with a countervalue, which is internationally already above average.

Approximately 37.7 billion Francs (5.6%) of the currency reserves exist in gold reserves, the remainder consists of foreign currencies, special drawing rights in the International Monetary Fund and other reserve positions.

Worldwide currency and gold reserves

US Dollar as currency

American SamoaPolynesia
British Virgin IslandsCaribbean
EcuadorSouth America
El SalvadorCentral America
East TimorSoutheast Asia
Marshall IslandsMicronesia
Micronesia, Federated States ofMicronesia
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesia
Puerto RicoCaribbean
Turks and Caicos IslandsCaribbean
United StatesNorth America
Virgin IslandsCaribbean
British Indian Ocean TerritoryEastern Africa
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and SabaCaribbean