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What is 1 billion in crores and lakhs?

Lakhs and crores are units of the Indian numbering system commonly used throughout the Indian subcontinent. Billions, on the other hand, are used internationally and are equivalent to "thousands of millions" and are grouped accordingly when represented numerically. For example, 2 billion would be represented as 2,000,000,000. It can also be abbreviated to 2B.

1 billion (or 1000 million) is equivalent to 100 crores. If converted to lakhs, 1 billion would be 10,000 lakhs.

1 billion (or 1000 million) is therefore equal to 100 crores (10000 lakhs).

Convert billions to lakhs/crores:
Currency converter (from Indian rupees)
  • 1,000,000,000 INR is equal to 15,563,000 USD @ 64.25 Indian rupees to 1 US dollar.
  • 1,000,000,000 INR is equal to 12,541,000 EUR @ 79.74 Indian rupees to 1 Euro.
  • 1,000,000,000 INR is equal to 11,110,000 GBP @ 90.01 Indian rupees to 1 British pound.
  • 1,000,000,000 INR is equal to 19,554,000 CAD @ 51.14 Indian rupees to 1 Canadian dollar.
  • 1,000,000,000 INR is equal to 19,659,000 AUD @ 50.87 Indian rupees to 1 Australian dollar.
Currency converter (to Indian rupees)
  • 1,000,000,000 USD is equal to 64,254,963,696 INR @ 64.25 Indian rupees to 1 US dollar.
  • 1,000,000,000 EUR is equal to 79,738,457,858 INR @ 79.74 Indian rupees to 1 Euro.
  • 1,000,000,000 GBP is equal to 90,009,000,900 INR @ 90.01 Indian rupees to 1 British pound.
  • 1,000,000,000 CAD is equal to 51,140,431,625 INR @ 51.14 Indian rupees to 1 Canadian dollar.
  • 1,000,000,000 AUD is equal to 50,867,287,248 INR @ 50.87 Indian rupees to 1 Australian dollar.

Etymology of lakh

Lakh (sometimes spelt as Lac) comes from the Sanskrit Laksha (लक्ष). What is not exactly known is the origins of Laksha. While it does represent 100,000, it might actually share its roots with the words lac and lacquer. The resin (or 'red dye') is extracted from trees infested by vast swarms of lac insects, which might have led to the words association with the large number.

Etymology of crore

Crore (100 lakhs or ten million) comes from the Sanskrit koti (कोटि) and Prakrit krodi. It is also pronounced karor, karod, koti, kodi, etc. in various Indian languages. The word (or a variant) has also spread to Arabic, Persian, and Pashto. The spread of Buddhism has also introduced it to Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Tagalog, and other East Asian languages.