Coins from Tibet
Tibet is an autonomous region in the south west of the People's Republic of China. From 1912 until 1951 it was effectively an independent country, though never recognised by a majority of other states. Tibet is located on the Tibetan heights north of the Himalaya. It is also nicknamed "The Roof of the World". Its culture and language are distinct from China or India, but influences from both sides exist.
See also: People's Republic of China,