The shilling is a former English and British coin, nominally valued at one-twentieth of a pound sterling, or 12 pence and had also been a unit of money in Australia, Austria, Ireland and New Zealand. These days, it is only in use in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The shilling is also still used in Somaliland, an autonomous region in northern Somalia, which broke away and declared independence from Somalia in 1991. Officially the Republic of Somaliland, it is considered internationally to be part of Somalia on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. Although no foreign power recognizes their sovereignty, it is self-governing, has an independent government, democratic elections and a distinct history.