The basic monetary unit of Bulgaria, equal to 100 stotinki.
- ‘Customers should have more faith in the euro and the lev,’ former Bulgarian National Bank deputy governor Martin Zaimov was quoted by local media as saying.
- At last Bulgaria had its own unit of currency - the lev, divided into 100 stotinki.
- The appreciating of the lev against the US dollar pushed prices up in 2003, as dollar-denominated real estate trade switched to euro, at a one-to-one ratio, analysts commented.
Bulgarian, variant of lăv 'lion'.
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