Currency -- Bahrain Dinars are more valuable than most countries money

Currency in Bahrain: Dinars

What’s the Currency in Bahrain?

Bahrain’s currency is called the dinar (دينار Dīnār Baḥrainī‎), abbreviated BHD (or BD for short). The unit of money for the currency in Bahrain is called the dinar and is divided into 1000 fils (فلس). Photo of Bahraini currency below.

The Bahrain Dinar is the 2nd highest valued currency unit in the world. Trivia: what’s the highest?  Answer at the bottom of this page.

Exchange rates: Currency in Bahrain for US Dollars

Current exchange rate for Bahrain currency in US Dollars is found here. So during my trip, 1 BHD was worth 2.65 USD (one USD was worth $0.38 during my 2011 trip). This should be rather consistent as the Bahraini Dinar is pegged to the US dollar.

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Bahrain Currency - Dinars are the Currency in Bahrain
Bahrain Currency – Bahrain Dinars

What’s pictured on the Bahraini Dinars?

Pictured in the above image:

1 Dinar. The back displays galloping horses and the Sail and Pearl monument, and the other side, the front displays Al Hedya Al Khalifiya School (Bahrain first school).

10 Dinar shows Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah (Bahrain King)

20 Dinar bill shows the Al Fateh Islamic Center.

What’s the origin of the name Dinars?

The name Dinar comes from the Roman currency called “Denarius”

Trivia: what’s the highest valued currency unit in the world?

The highest valued currency unit in the world is the Kuwait dinar. The currency in Bahrain dinars coming in second. It was one of two countries I visited on this trip that had a higher currency value than the U.S. Dollar – Jordan and Bahrain.  I looked it up – the UK is 5th, Australia is 12th, Canada 13th, and United States at 14. Latvia’s 4th!  Info from 2011. Full list is found here.

More info on Bahrain currency on xe.com and wikipedia.

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