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Locale Code: en-BW

The locale code represents English language in Botswana.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive en-BW locale data for Botswana
Country NameBotswana
Country Name (Local)Botswana
Country Flag🇧🇼
Country Area582000 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)BW
Language NameEnglish
Language Name (Local)English
Language Code (ISO 639-1)en
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital NameGaborone
Capital Latitude-24.65451
Capital Longitude25.90859
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The currency used for the locale code en-BW is Pula.

Currency information for Botswana and en-BW locale
Currency NamePula
Currency Name (Local)Botswana pula
Currency CodeBWP
Currency SymbolP
Currency Numeric72
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameThebe


Botswana has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+02:00.



Botswana shares borders with 4 countries and it's landlocked.

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What is 'en-BW' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, en_BW is a locale code for English language in Botswana. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.