The Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuva) is a republic in Northeastern Europe. One of the three Baltic States along the Baltic Sea, it shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the southeast, Poland to the south, and the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia to the southwest.
Area: 65,200 sq km
Climate: transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
Terrain: lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil
Religion: Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5% (2001 census)
Languages: Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4% (2001 census)
Community NameLithuanian Community of Hobart
Size of Community in Tasmania
There are approximately 100 Lithuanians in Hobart, but only 50 are members of the official organisation.
Local Community Contact DetailsMerv Kozikas
Donation to the International Wall of Friendship
The Lithuanian Plaque was presented by Joe Paskevicius President of the Australian Lithuanian Community on 7th of September 1985. The stone was designed and cast in bronze by Linas Vaiciulevicius in his foundry in Hobart. It is currently the only metal plaque on the wall of friendship. The design is recessed consisting of lettering on the left and a stylized mounted knight holding a raised shield on the right.