Latvian lats (LVL)

ISO number: 428
ISO text: LVL
Name: Latvian lats

The lats (plural: lati, ISO 4217 currency code: LVL or 428) is the currency of Latvia. It is abbreviated as Ls. The lats is sub-divided into 100 santīmi (singular: santīms , plural also santīmi; from French centime). In fact, the singular word is "lat", the 's' at the end is the linguistical extension for a male singular word. That is why the 's' disappears in the plural 'lati'.