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Banque centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest

LC control no.n 81089839
Descriptive conventionsrda
Corporate name headingBanque centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
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Variant(s)B.C.E.A.O.
BCEAO
Central Bank of West African States
See alsoPredecessor: Institut d'émission de l'Afrique occidentale française et du Togo
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Beginning date19590404
LocatedDakar (Senegal)
Found inIts Notes d'information et statistiques, no. 53.
History of the West African Monetary Union, 2002: v. 1, t.p. (Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO))
BCEAO website, viewed Aug. 6, 2014: Dates clés (Apr. 4, 1959, transformation of the Institut d'émission de l'Afrique occidentale française et du Togo into the Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest)
Wikipedia, Aug. 6, 2014 (Central Bank of West African States (French: Banque centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, BCEAO), a central bank serving the 8 West African countries which comprise the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA); its predecessor, the Institut d'Emission de l'Afrique Occidentale Française et du Togo, was created in 1955, transformed into BCEAO in 1959; the treaty establishing the West African Monetary Union (UMOA), signed on May 12, 1962, gave BCEAO the exclusive right to issue the currency as the common central bank for the then 7 member countries; hdq., Dakar)
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