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Definition of 'CFA Franc XAF'

XAF is the three-letter currency code representing the currency of the following collection of Central African countries which is commonly known as the franc:
Central African Republic
Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea

The CFA franc is the name of two currencies used in Africa which are guaranteed by the French treasury. The two CFA franc currencies are the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc. The two currencies exchange at parity and are thus effectively interchangeable. Both CFA Francs currently have a fixed exchange rate to the euro.

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