What is South Korean won?

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

South Korean Won

The won (원) (sign: ; code: KRW) is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, the monetary subunit. The jeon is no longer used for everyday transactions, and appears only in foreign exchange rates.

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