Kursen på den albanske valuta Lek

Last update:   12:06:02, 16.09.2019

  Albanian Lek per Foreign Currency Unit
US Dollar USD 109.67 +0.24
Euro EUR 121.42 -0.06
Great Britain Pound GBP 136.37 -0.05
Swiss Franc CHF 110.83 -0.02
Japanese Yen (100) JPY 101.79 +0.42
Australian Dollar AUD 75.47 +0.28
Canadian Dollars CAD 82.74 -0.04
Swedish Krona SEK 11.37 -0.05
Norwegian Krone NOK 12.24 +0.01
Denmark Krone DKK 16.25 -0.02
Special Drawing Rights SDR 150.60 +0.82
Gold(OZ 1) XAU 164832.12 -59.18
Silver(OZ 1) XAG 1956.96 -32.90
Chinese Yuan (onshore) CNY 15.52 +0.05
Chinese Yuan (offshore) CNH 15.53 -0.02
Turkish Lira TRY 19.18 -0.07

 

The Albanian lek (Albanian: Leku Shqiptar; plural: lekë) (sign: L; code: ALL) is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka (singular: qindarkë), though no qindarka notes or coins are used anymore. The currency has been used since 1926.

Etymology

The lek may be named after Alexander the Great, who was depicted on the first lek coin.

The lek was introduced in 1926 during the reign of King Zog I (Ahmet Zogu). The lek's etymology is questioned, but there are two commonly accepted theories. Some believe the currency was named after the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great, for being depicted on the obverse and reverse of the first 1 lek coin. Others state that it was named after Albanian feudal Lekë Dukagjini. The name "qindarkë" is derived from the Albanian word, qind, meaning "one hundred". Thus, the term has the same meaning as centime, cent, centesimo, euro cent, stotinka, etc.