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Botswana Pula

Botswana Pula Currency:

The Botswana pula is the official currency of Botswana. It is subdivided into 100 thebe. The official code of pula currency is BWP and symbol is P. In 1976, the pula was introduced to replacing the South African rand at par. Denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 thebe and 1 pula coins were introduced in 1976. In 1981, 2 thebe coins were introduced and discontinued after 1985.  In 1994, 2 pula coin was introduced. 1 and 2 thebe coins were withdrawal in 1998, in the same year smaller 5, 10, 25 and 50 thebe coins were introduced. A 5 pula coin was introduced in 2000; depicting a mopane caterpillar and a branch of the mopane tree. In 2013, a new series of coins was introduced.

The Bank of Botswana introduced notes on August 23, 1976 in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 pula. On 16 February 1978, a 20-pula was introduced. The 1 pula note was replaced by a coin in 1991, followed by 2 pula note in 1994. The first 50 pula note was introduced on May 29, 1990 and 100 pula note introduced on August 23, 1993. In 2000, the 5 pula note was replaced by a coin. On 1 July 2011, the original 1, 2 and 5 pula bank notes were demonetized. A 200 pula note was introduced on 23 August 2009. The new p10 polymer banknote was released on February 1, 2018.

Botswana Pula

Botswana Pula (Botswana):

Code: BWP

Symbol: P

Subunit: 

1/100= Thebe

Banknotes:

10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pula

Coins:

 5, 10, 25, 50 thebe, 1, 2, 5 pula

Central bank:

Bank of Botswana

Unofficial users:

 Zimbabwe

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