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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.

Quick Facts

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 Name

Lithuanian 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 Details

Merv Kozikas


Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Lithuania plaque

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.


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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