Convert 395 Botswanan Pula (BWP) to British Pound Sterling (GBP)
Exchange rates used for currency conversion updated on January 21st 2021 ( 01/21/2021 )
Below you will find the latest exchange rates for exchanging Botswanan Pula (BWP) to British Pound Sterling (GBP) , a table containing most common conversions and a chart with the pair's evolution.
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The Botswana pula (BWP) was first circulated in 1976, is the official currency of Botswana and an unofficial backup currency to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe abandoned their own currency in September 2008 officially for the South African rand, but unofficially accepting the BWP. Each pula is subdivided into 100 thebe.
The BWP is controlled by the central bank of Botswana known as the Bank of Botswana who issues coins in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 thebe and 1, 2, 5 pula as well as banknotes in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pula denominations.
Interestingly the word pula is translated as "rain" or "blessing", which in a desert country such as Botswana is oftentimes looked upon as the same. Thebe can be translated to mean "shield".
About British Pound Sterling (GBP)
Monetary policies affecting the pound sterling (GBP) are dispersed amongst 8 separate central banks throughout the territories, dependencies, and countries of the United Kingdom. The Bank of England is the primary central bank and is responsible for monetary policy and currency issuance in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. This floating currency is the third most widely held reserve currency in the world. The future of the GBP is dependent upon the political decision of whether or not to allow the GBP to be absorbed by the euro, effectively placing all of the United Kingdom into the eurozone.