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Somaliland only has one currency note in circulation – the 500 Shilling note. You get about 6000 to the $(USA). So that’s 60 notes for $5! Just to show you how safe Somaliland is and the state of the currency, just look at the pictures of the Moneychanger’s tables. Notes are stacked up in their thousands! Out in the middle of the market. These guys will give you a better rate than the Airport or hotels. There is no need to carry more than $5 except on Fridays. Fridays are prayer days and they are harder to find. There are banks, but they just seem to do business bankings. Do not be afraid to carry loads and loads of these notes in your bag. No real crime and it does not actually add up to much. In the markets and shops you can safely hand over a handful of notes and they will count out the correct amount for you and hand any extra back. What a great place!

Website: http://www.somalilandgov.com/bank.htm

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  • Updated Dec 22, 2007
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