Colón (currency)

Colón (currency)

The colón () is the currency of two Central American nations:

The Costa Rican colón is divided into 100 céntimos; the El Salvadoran colón is divided into 100 centavos.

In Spanish, the plural form is colones, but it is frequently rendered in English as colons (pronounced like colognes).


The same symbol for colon () is used in both El Salvador and Costa Rica. In Unicode, it is at code point U+20A1 colon sign (HTML: ₡ )

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