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The Republic of Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia.

Quick Facts

Area: 301,230 sq km

Climate: predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands

Population: 58,103,033 (July 2005 est.)

Religion: predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community

Languages: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority

Community Name

Italian Community of Tasmania

Size of Community in Tasmania


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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Italy plaque

The Italian stone was presented by Dr. Antonio Prenzano, Italian Consul General and Mrs Nerea Bini Maluta, Italian Vice-Consul in Tasmania on 16th of March 1983.The stone is a polished face Italian white marble with and was donated by Peter Rizzolo of the Hobart firm Rizzolo Stone and Concrete Pty Ltd. The gold-filled engraved design feature the national emblem of the Italian Republic at the top left followed by an inscription in Italian and English.


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200