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Lira is the name of the monetary unit of a number of countries.

The Italian lira (plural lire) was the official unit of currency in Italy until January 1, 2002, when it was replaced by the euro, and it ceased to be legal tender on February 28 of that year. The conversion rate was 1936.27 lire to the Euro.

The Turkish currency, also called the lira, is often referred to as the "Turkish lira" outside Turkey, to avoid confusion with the better-known Italian money.

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