CFA franc

Currency of several West African countries

The West African CFA franc is the currency of eight countries in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Sénégal and Togo. CFA means Communauté Financière d'Afrique ("Financial Community of Africa") or Communauté Financière Africaine ("African Financial Community").[1]

African coins
Use of CFA franc. Green: West African CFA franc. Red: Central African CFA franc.

The Central African CFA franc has the same value as the West African CFA franc.[2]


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-04-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)