What is North Korean won?

  • (noun): The basic unit of money in North Korea.
    Synonyms: won

North Korean Won

The won (sign: ; code: KPW), or the 'Chosun Won'is the official currency of North Korea. It is subdivided into 100 chon. The won is issued by the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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