SDP (Sudanese Pound)

DEFINITION of 'SDP (Sudanese Pound)'

The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the first Sudanese pound (SDP), the currency for Sudan from 1956 to 1992. The Sudanese pound was made up of 100 piastre, or qirush in Arabic. The Sudanese pound was known as "junaih" in Arabic.

BREAKING DOWN 'SDP (Sudanese Pound)'

The Sudanese pound replaced the Egyptian pound at par as the currency of Sudan in 1956, and remained in use until it was replaced by the dinar (SDD) in 1992. Although the currency was replaced, Southern Sudan continued to negotiate many prices in pounds.

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