What is the subunit of rupee?

What is the rupee based on?

Sher Shah Suri (1486-1545) is believed to have issued the first Rupee, based on a ratio of 40 copper pieces (paisa) per Rupee. After India’s independence in 1947, the Rupee replaced all the currencies of previously autonomous states. In 1957, the Rupee was divided into 100 naye paise (Hindi for “new country”).

What is the meaning of 1 rupee?

The Indian 1-rupee note (₹1) is made up of hundred 100 paise as ₹1 = 100 paise. Currently, it is the smallest Indian banknote in circulation and the only one being issued by the Government of India, as all other banknotes in circulation are issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

Which currency is lowest in Indian rupees?

10 Countries With Lower Currency Value Than the Indian Rupee for Every Budget Traveler

  • Nepal.
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Cambodia.
  • Bolivia.
  • Indonesia.
  • Mongolia.
  • Vietnam.
  • Laos.

Is INR same as RS?

In Indonesia and the Maldives the unit of currency is known as rupiah and rufiyaa respectively. The Indian rupees (₹) and Pakistani rupees (₨) are subdivided into one hundred paise (singular paisa) or pice.


Country India
Currency Indian rupee
ISO 4217 code INR

How much is $1 US in India?

US dollars to Indian rupees conversion table

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amount convert Result
1 USD USD 74.79 INR
2 USD USD 149.58 INR
3 USD USD 224.37 INR
4 USD USD 299.16 INR

What are Rupees called UK?

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Conversion rates Indian Rupee / British Pound Sterling
1 INR 0.00970 GBP
5 INR 0.04852 GBP
10 INR 0.09705 GBP
20 INR 0.19409 GBP

What does Indian rupee look like?

The design is based on the Devanagari letter “र” (ra) with a double horizontal line at the top. It also resembles the Latin capital letter “R”, especially R rotunda (Ꝛ). The Unicode character for the Indian rupee sign is U+20B9 ₹ INDIAN RUPEE SIGN.