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Central Africa currency ???

Hi Guys....Hope u can help.....im a little confused with the CFA currency and the like....could one of you put me right with which countries use this and the other type of CFA...and also where to get rid of the money before it becomes worthless???

Sorry this question is vague.....it suits me!!!

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Hi,
The Central African CFA (XAF) is the currency in Chad, CAR, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Congo Brazzaville.
Be sure to change any money you have left over before leaving the CFA zone. We tried changing our about 360 euros worth of CFA's at the Congo - DRC border but the rates there were so bad we thought we would leave it until Angola. Bad move, because we haven't been able to change it anywhere afterwards.
So if anyone needs 240.000 Central African CFA let me know haha.
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Hi, from what I recall doesn't Senegal also use the CFA? I am sure they, along with anything else you possess will be more than happy to relieve you of them.
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Different CFA

Senegal, Mali, Togo, Benin, Burkina uses a different CFA, it is confusing because they have the same value but the West African CFA is NOT usable in the Central African countries.

Best place to off-load Central African Francs was at the informal money changers in front of the Russian Embassy in Brazzaville, every taxi driver knows where it is and it's safe.
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