The eurozone, officially the euro area, refers to the countries in the European Union that have adopted the euro as their national currency. As of March 2021, there were 19 countries in the eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. A further seven -- Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romanian and Sweden are either preparing to implement the euro, or will join once they meet the necessary conditions.

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