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How the world separates its decimals
Thematic Maps, Numbers
Many countries use a dot to represent a decimal point e.g. 4353.56.
Many countries instead use a comma to represent a decimal point e.g. 4353,56.
The following thematic map shows the official decimal separation standards for each country.
Blue – Dot ( . )
Green – Comma ( , )
Red – These countries use different numerical character sets to the blue and green countries
Grey –No official standard
Some countries use a mix of commas and dots for different situations. For example,
See also:How the world separates its digits
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