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Pula (BWP) is the currency in Botswana

Facts about Pula

  • Country:
    Botswana
  • Currency:
    Pula
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    BWP
  • Short for the currency:
    P
  • Currency subunits:
    100 thebe

Pula (P Pula) is the currency of Botswana and is subdivided into thebe (100). It was introduced as currency in 1976 and replaced the South African rand. Pula is named after the setswanian word for rain and blessing and thebe after the word for drops and shield. The currency is administered by the Bank of Botswana - BoB with main office in Gaborone.

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Botswana is a republic in south of Africa. The country used to be one of the worlds poorest countries but today have a good economic growth. Botswana is one the economic success stories in Africa mainly because of the mining for diamonds.

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