Eurozone / EurolandOn January 1st, 2002, twelve of the fifteen European Union members completed their conversion to using the Euro instead of their own national currencies. These twelve states comprise the Eurozone, sometimes called Euroland. Euro Bank Notes There are 7 euro notes. In different colours and sizes they are denominated in 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros.
The designs are symbolic for Europe's architectural heritage. They do not represent any existing monuments.
Windows and gateways dominate the front side of each banknote as symbols of the spirit of openness and cooperation in the EU.
The reverse side of each banknote features a bridge from a particular age,a metaphor for communication among the people of
Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world.Final designs were announced in December 1996 at the Dublin, European Council.
All notes carry advanced security features.