Countries That Use The Euro 2019

The euro is a form of currency that is used throughout the European Union. A total of 19 member states and a handful of EU territories use this form of currency. Other nations throughout Europe also use the euro.

The euro is the second largest and second most traded currency in the world, falling only behind the United States dollar. Each euro is made up of 100 cents. The euro is issued by the European Central Bank. Euros and cents are available as banknotes and coins. Denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 euro are frequently used. Less frequently used are 200 and 500 euro banknotes. Coins that are commonly used in nations that use this currency are 1 cents, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro, and 2 euro.

The euro is the official currency of 19 member states of the European Union. This group of states is known as the eurozone. Approximately 343 million people live within this region. The European member states that use the euro include:

In 2018, it is estimated that about 343 million Europeans use this form of currency. The euro has the highest value of notes and coins in circulation out of all of the currencies in the world.

The euro was officially named in 1995, and it was introduced as an accounting currency in 1999. It wasn’t until 2002 when physical banknotes and coins entered circulation and a few months later, it replaced former currencies.

There is also a monetary agreement in these places:

Additional nations unofficially or partially use the euro. This includes:

Some countries are part of the Single Euro Payments Area. In this area, bank transfers of the euro are simplified. These nations are:

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1Germany83,517,045357,114 km²137,846 mi²0.24%0.47%EuropeWestern Europe
2France65,129,728551,695 km²212,954 mi²0.37%0.21%EuropeWestern Europe
3Italy60,550,075301,336 km²116,316 mi²0.20%-0.13%EuropeSouthern Europe
4Spain46,736,776505,992 km²195,313 mi²0.34%0.09%EuropeSouthern Europe
5Netherlands17,097,13041,850 km²16,154 mi²< 0.1%0.22%EuropeWestern Europe
6Belgium11,539,32830,528 km²11,784 mi²< 0.1%0.50%EuropeWestern Europe
7Greece10,473,455131,990 km²50,948 mi²< 0.1%-0.46%EuropeSouthern Europe
8Portugal10,226,18792,090 km²35,547 mi²< 0.1%-0.29%EuropeSouthern Europe
9Austria8,955,10283,871 km²32,374 mi²< 0.1%0.72%EuropeWestern Europe
10Finland5,532,156338,424 km²130,632 mi²0.23%0.17%EuropeNorthern Europe
11Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²18,928 mi²< 0.1%0.07%EuropeEastern Europe
12Ireland4,882,49570,273 km²27,125 mi²< 0.1%1.32%EuropeNorthern Europe
13Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²25,206 mi²< 0.1%-1.49%EuropeNorthern Europe
14Slovenia2,078,65420,273 km²7,825 mi²< 0.1%0.04%EuropeSouthern Europe
15Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²24,920 mi²< 0.1%-1.13%EuropeNorthern Europe
16Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²17,458 mi²< 0.1%0.21%EuropeNorthern Europe
17Cyprus1,198,5759,251 km²3,571 mi²< 0.1%0.78%EuropeEastern Europe
18Luxembourg615,7292,586 km²998 mi²< 0.1%1.90%EuropeWestern Europe
19Malta440,372316 km²122 mi²< 0.1%0.26%EuropeSouthern Europe