Syrian Pound Wiki
The Syrian pound or Syrian lira (Arabic: الليرة السورية al-līra as-sūriyya; French: livre syrienne; sign: LS or £S; code: SYP) is the currency of Syria and is issued by the Central Bank of Syria. The pound is subdivided into 100 qirsh (قرش, plural: قروش, qurūsh, piastres in English or French), although coins in qirsh are no longer issued. The standard abbreviation for the Syrian pound is SYP. Before 1947, the word qirsh was spelled with the initial Arabic letter غ, after which the word began with ق. Until 1958, banknotes were issued with Arabic on the obverse and French on the reverse. After 1958, English has been used on the reverses, hence the three different names for this currency. Coins used both Arabic and French until independence, then only Arabic. On 5 December 2005, the selling rate quoted by the Commercial Bank of Syria was 48.4 SYP to the US dollar. A rate of about 50 pounds to one dollar was usual in the early 2000s, but the exchange rate is subject to fluctuations. Since the start of the civil war in 2011, the pound's unofficial exchange rate has deteriorated significantly, falling from 47 SYP = US$1 in March 2011 to 515 SYP in July 2017 and 765 SYP in November 2019. The black-market exchange rate was 950 SYP to 1 USD on 2 December 2019, while the official rate by the central bank was 434 SYP for 1 USD. With currencyconverts.com you can convert Syrian Pound (LS) to any other foreign currency. To convert a certain amount of Syrian Pound use currency converter. This page provides a free online information about currency conversion or exchange rates for world fiat currencies. Exchange rates for Syrian Pound is calculated from mid-market real price and updates daily. Usually people search for SYP exchange rate before business travel to Syrian Arab Republic, or during trip to other countries and want to check rate of Syrian Pound in local money. On this page you can convert Syrian Pound to main foreign currencies, get fast access to most used amounts of SYP or aether calculate any amount of Syrian Pound in other fiat money.