What are the countries that use EURO as their money?
As of January 2014, 24 countries use the
Euro (€) as their currency.
Spain are official members of the
Eurozone and use the Euro as their currency.
In addition to these countries official agreements are in place
with three micro states which allow them to use the Euro and issue
a limited number of Euro coins.
These are Monaco, San
Marino, and the Vatican
The Euro has also been unilaterally adopted as the de facto
currency of a further three countries, usually in cases where a
pre-Euro currency had previously been used.
These are Andorra,
These countries do not have authorisation to issue Euros.
Adoption of the Euro
Initially 11 EU countries adopted the Euro in 1999, but the
physical currency was not introduced until 1 January 2002.
These original 11 countries were later joined by:
- Greece (2001 - before the physical currency was
- Slovenia (1 January 2007)
- Cyprus (1 January 2008)
- Malta (1 January 2008)
- Slovakia (1 January 2009)
- Estonia (1 January 2011)
- Latvia (1 January 2014)
Lithuania is due to adopt the Euro on 1 January 2015.
It is much easier to list which countries do use the Euro:
Every other country in the world does not use the Euro.