Saturday, September 18, 2021

Money & Shopping in Botswana

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The pula (ISO 4217 code: BWP) is Botswana’s currency, which is split into 100 thebe. In Setswana, pula literally means “rain” (rain is very scarce in Botswana – home to much of the Kalahari Desert – and therefore valuable and a “blessing”). The word thebe means “shield.”

Banknotes in BWP10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 denominations are in circulation, and the pula is one of Africa’s strongest and most stable currencies.