- Monetary unit:
- Country code:
- Botswana, Republic
- of 569 582 sq. km
- a Setswana (state), etc.
- BW (BWA) 072
Monetary unit of Botswana is a pula, the component 100 thebe and manufactured by Bank of Botswana.
Botswana (till 1966 the British protectorate a Bechuanaland) was included into a sterling area. The first national monetary unit of Botswana - a pula - is entered in August 1976. Instead of a rand which addressed since February 1961, having replaced the South African pound.
In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pula. Paper moneys 1, 2, and 5 pula have been introduced from a turn-over on July, 1st, 2011. Denominations of all nominal values have some various modifications, thus all of them are a lawful legal tender in all territory of Botswana. The international symbolical designation of this African currency the alphabetic combination BWP is accepted.
On paper token moneys of Botswana portraits of outstanding politicians of this African country are seated. In particular, the face side of the note in nominal value 50 pula is decorated by a portrait a Seretse Khama which is known as the first president of Botswana, and the national arms, on the back the this denomination the plotting of a river landscape, a bird bearing fish in claws (on the right), and men on a canoe (at the left) is seated. The denomination has the sizes 150 x 75 mm and is coloured mainly in beige, yellow and green colours. For protection of authenticity of the note in nominal value 50 pula the watermarks which are looking like a zebra and a digital designation of nominal value, the protective strip which is passing to the left of the center on which the microtext on all length puts a retried inscription of the Second World War 50 are used. Also the note is supplied by a protective thread and the face side of a denomination possessed in the right bottom angle the hologramme on which it is possible to see or the retried plotting of the humming-bird, or numerous digital designations of nominal value.
To pula fall into to number most permanent mediums of Africa to what its rate against the dollar the USA testifies: for 6 Botswanian pula it is possible to acquire 1 US dollar that is rather quite good index.
The Last series of notes in Botswana has been manufactured on August, 23rd, 2009. In this series there was a new note in 200 pula. The denomination is executed in is violet - brown - purpurno-green tones. On face side the woman who learns children to read, on the back - four zebras on a watering place is represented. A watermark - a zebra on hinder legs and number 200. The sizes of the note - 156 x 78 mm.
It is updated 03.2012