Countries that use the lempira

The lempira is an official national currency and used only in Honduras. 1 lempira is devided into 100 Centavos.

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1.00 lempiras = 0.041 US dollars

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Exchange rate history 10 HNL in USD

The graph shown here shows the exchange rate development from January 2017 to June 2023. The exchange rate for 10 HNL moved during this time from USD 0.43 to USD 0.41. In these 77 months it fell by 4.8 percent.

Lempira as currency

HondurasCentral America

US dollar as currency

American SamoaPolynesia
British Virgin IslandsCaribbean
EcuadorSouth America
El SalvadorCentral America
East TimorSoutheast Asia
Marshall IslandsMicronesia
Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesia
Puerto RicoCaribbean
Turks and Caicos IslandsCaribbean
United States of AmericaNorth America
Virgin IslandsCaribbean
British Indian Ocean TerritoryEastern Africa
Caribbean NetherlandsCaribbean
United States Minor Outlying IslandsMicronesia

Currency reserves for the lempira

According to the International Monetary Fund, the total broad money (M3) amounted to HNL 569.42 billion at the end of 2022. For currency hedging, reserves were held in a total amount of 235.21 billion lempiras. This corresponds to a ratio of 1:2.4. Or in other words, 10 of 24 lempiras are deposited with a countervalue, which is internationally already above average.

Approximately 1.13 billion lempiras (0.5%) 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.

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