Hinduism in Italy

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ISKCON devotees in Venice, Italy.

There are approximately 177,200[1] Hindus in Italy. Unione Induista Italia (UII) (Italian Hindu Union) exists in Italy led by Swami Yogananda Giri.

Hindus are pressing for official recognition in Italy. UII has signed in 2007 an Intente with the Italian government. The document was then waiting for approval by the Italian Parliament. Hinduism was granted official recognition by the Italian Parliament in 2012 alongside Buddhism.[2]

The Hindu organization, ISKCON, also has an extensive presence in Italy.


  1. ^ "The Religious Demographics Of Italy". WorldAtlas. Retrieved 2017-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Italian Parliament Grants Offical [sic] Recognition to Hinduism and Buddhism". Hinduism Today. December 14, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 

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