SYPxxx Syrian Pound exchange rate Live chart (Syria currency, code: SYP, symbol: LS or £S)

Syria currency : Syrian Pound or Syrian Lira (ISO 4217 currency code: SYP, symbol: LS or £S) : 1 Syrian Pound (£S) = 100 qirsh (piastres). Syrian Pound (الليرة السورية) is official currency of Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية‎, al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-Sūrīyah), a country in Western Asia. Syrian Pound currency sign (symbol) is LS or £S. International Organization for Standardization, ISO 4217 Syria currency code is SYP. ISO 3166-1 Syria country code is SY. During the Ottoman Empire period, Syria was a part of the Ottoman Empire, and the Ottoman lira was its main currency. In 1919, the pound (or livre as it was then known) was introduced. In 1947, Syria joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and pegged its currency to the U.S. dollar at 2.19148 pounds = 1 dollar. In July 2007, the Syrian Pound was pegged to the IMF SDR (Special Drawing Rights). Syria central bank is Central Bank of Syria (CBS, مصرف سورية المركزي , Masrif Suria Almarkazi), in Damascus, Syria.