Botswana 10 Pula banknote of 2007

04 Jul 2019  Thu

Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.

The “pula” is the currency of Botswana and is subdivided into 100 thebe. The word Pula literally means "rain" in Setswana, because rain is very scarce in Botswana — home to much of the Kalahari Desert — and therefore valuable and a blessing. The word also serves as the national motto of the country. A sub-unit of the currency which is known as thebe, or "shield" represents defence.

Today we are discussing a 10 Pula banknote issued in 2007. The obverse depicts the portrait of the President Festus Mogae to left with a Crowned Hornbill (Tockus alboterminatus). The reverse features the Parliament Building. This green note has a rearing zebra as its watermark.

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