Haiti

The gourde is the currency of Haiti. Its ISO 4217 code is HTG and it is divided into 100 centimes (French) or santim (Creole).

The word “gourde” is a French cognate for the Spanish term “gordo”, from the “pesos gordos” (also known in English as “hard” pieces of eight, and in French as “piastres fortes espagnoles”) in which colonial-era contracts within the Spanish sphere of influence were often denominated.

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