Currency of Mauritania

Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) = 5 khoums. Notes are in denominations of MRO2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of MRO20, 10, 5 and 1, and 1 and 0.2 khoums.

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