Get Currency Symbol by Country in Java

The following example illustrates getting currency symbol or code by country code in Java. This tiny program, which is not more than 2 lines, does the thing. In this example, you'll learn:
  1. How to create a Locale object by language and country name?
  2. How to create a Currency object from Locale object?
  3. How to get symbol of a currency?
import java.util.*;
class GetCurrencySymbol
    public static void main(String args[])
    Currency c=Currency.getInstance(new Locale("en",args[0]));
    System.out.println("Symbol is "+c.getSymbol());

new Locale("en",args[0]); This constructor takes language and country code as parameter and creates Locale object.
Currency.getInstance(): This method takes java.util.Locale object and returns a Currency object. This is a factory method.
getSymbol(): This method gets the symbol of the currency associated with the object.

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