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Botswana Pula (BWP)

The Botswana Pula is the primary currency of Botswana. This currency is used by an estimated 2,254,126 people. Based on our estimate, Botswana Pula is the #119 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Botswana Pula is "BWP". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 72. The currency symbol for the Pula is "P".

Botswana Pula conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

BWP Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Botswana Pula is Botswana.

There are approximately 2,254,126 people around the world who use the Botswana Pula. The Botswana Pula is the #119 most used widely currency is the world.

2,254,126 user population
Ranked #119 in the world

BWP Exchange Rates

1 Botswana Pula equals:

Australian Dollar


Inverse: P7.30


Inverse: P13.17
British Pound


Inverse: P15.0095
Indian Rupee


Inverse: P0.16
Japanese Yen


Inverse: P0.11
US Dollar


Inverse: P12.14

† Rates last updated at 1 minute ago

‡ Rates are the interbank rate and are only available on large transactions

BWP Currency Facts

BWP Details

ISO 4217 CodeBWP
ISO 4217 Number72
Unit NamePula
Currency NicknamesN.a.

BWP Denominations

Minor Unit Namethebe
Minor Unit Symbol t
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesP10, P20, P50, P100, P200
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsP1, P2, P5, 5t, 10t, 25t, 50t
Rarely Used CoinsN.a.

BWP Issuance

Central BankBank of Botswana
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population2,254,126 people
Population Rank#119
BWP Inflation Rate3.24%
Inflation Rank#47

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 BWP Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Bank of Botswana. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Botswana Pula may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Public Holiday January 2, 2020 Closed
Good Friday April 10, 2020 Closed
Public Holiday April 11, 2020 Closed
Easter Monday April 13, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
Ascension Day May 21, 2020 Closed
Sir Seretse Khama Day July 1, 2020 Closed
President's Day July 20, 2020 Closed
Public Holiday July 21, 2020 Closed
Botswana Day September 30, 2020 Closed
Public Holiday October 1, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed
Boxing Day December 26, 2020 Closed