Lebanese pound (LBP)

ISO number: 422
ISO text: LBP
Name: Lebanese pound

The Lebanese lira (lira in Arabic, or livre in French) (ISO 4217: "Lebanese lira", LBP) is the currency unit of Lebanon. It is divided into 100 piastres French but inflation has eliminated the subdivisions.

The plural form of lira, as used on the currency, is either lirat (ليرات) or the same, whilst there are four forms for qirsh: the dual qirshan (قرشان), the plural qirush (قروش) used with numbers 3-10, the accusative singular qirsha (قرشا) used with 11-99, or the genitive singular qirshi (قرش) used with multiples of 100. In both cases, the number determines which plural form is used. Note that before the Second World War, the Arabic spelling of the subdivision was غرش (girsh). All of Lebanon's coins and banknotes are bilingual in Arabic and French.