List of South American currencies
No one of the local currencies is widely known around the world. All of them are used only for internal commerce within own countries, and are not accepted in the neighbouring states. The exceptions are Ecuador, where the legal tender is the United States dollar, and the French Guiana territory, which uses the Euro.
The only national currency of this region, which is mentioned in the list of the top 20 most-traded in the forex market is the Brazilian real.
|Country or territory||Currency||ISO-4217|
|Ecuador||United States dollar||USD|
|Falkland Islands (UK)||Falkland Islands pound||FKP|
|French Guiana (France)||European euro||EUR|
|South Georgia Island (UK)||Pound sterling||GBP|