What Currency Does Finland Use?
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What currency does Finland use?
Finland has used the euro since January 1st, 1999, and is the only Nordic country to do so. The choice was made in an effort to improve the country’s economy.
Finland previous currency, the markka, was in use from 1860 until February 2002 (when the transitional period of markka to euro officially ended). During the transitional 3 years, the euro was considered ‘cheque book money’, meaning it wasn't physical yet. People would only hold the money in accounts that could be transferred, paying with cheques The country entered the EU, along with Austria and Sweden, on January 1st 1995.
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