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ISO 4217 code for the Equatorial Guinean ekwele. It was introduced in 1975, seven years after the country's independence. Until 1979, it was spelled ekuele. After the "ekwele" spelling was adopted, its plural became bipkwele. In 1985, it was replaced by the CFA franc at a rate of four bipkwele to one franc.