Kingdom of Sikkim

The Kingdom of Sikkim (Classical Tibetan and Sikkimese: འབྲས་ལྗོངས། Drenjong), earlier known as Dremoshong (Classical Tibetan and Sikkimese: འབྲས་མོ་གཤོངས།, official name until 1800s), was a hereditary monarchy from 1642 to 16 May 1975 in the Eastern Himalayas. It was ruled by Chogyals of the Namgyal dynasty.

Kingdom of Sikkim
འབྲས་ལྗོངས། (Sikkimese)
Drenjong
འབྲས་མོ་གཤོངས། (Classical Tibetan)
Dremoshong
ᰕᰚᰬᰯ ᰜᰤᰴ (Lepcha)
Mayel Lyang
1642–1975
Anthem: Drenjong Silé Yang Chhagpa Chilo[1]
Why is Sikkim Blooming So Fresh and Beautiful?
Kingdom of Sikkim (red)
Status
  • Protectorate of Tibet (–1890)
    • Nepalese domination (1776–1792)
    • Nepalese presence (1792–1816)
    • British presence (1816–1890)
  • Protectorate of the British Empire (1861–1947)[2]
  • Protectorate of India (1950–1975)
Capital
Common languages
Official language
Chöke, Sikkimese
Other common languages
Lepcha (early period)
Nepali (late period)
Religion
Tibetan Buddhism
Demonym(s)Drenjop, Sikkimese
GovernmentMonarchy
Chogyal 
 1642–1670 (first)
Phuntsog Namgyal
 1963–1975 (last)
Palden Thondup Namgyal
LegislatureState Council of Sikkim
History 
 Established
1642
 Treaty of Titalia signed
1817
 Darjeeling given to British India
1835
 Palden Thondup Namgyal forced to abdicate
1975
 Merger with India
16 May 1975
CurrencyPaisa
Rupee
Succeeded by
Sikkim
Today part ofIndia