Egyptian pound (EGP)

ISO number: 818
ISO text: EGP
Name: Egyptian pound

The Egyptian Pound or Gineih (Arabic: الجنيه المصرى‎, el-Gineih el-Miṣrī) (sign: E£ or ج.م; code: EGP) is the currency of Egypt. It is divided into 100 Qirush (Arabic: قروش, singular qirsh, قرش, Turkish: Kuruş, English: piastre) (locally pronounced irsh), or 1000 Milliemes (Arabic: مليم‎, French: Millième) (Locally pronounced Malleem).

The ISO 4217 code is EGP. Locally, the abbreviation LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne (French for Egyptian pound) is frequently used. E£ and £E are rarely used. The name Gineih was derived from the Guinea coin which had the almost the same value of 100 Qirush at the end of the 19th century.