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World Time Zones

Do you need to schedule an international meeting or are you just curious about the time accross the world? I hope this information will help. (I have used it to schedule international online bridge games at OKBridge.) Page down to see my chart of time zones.

The International Meeting Planner provides an easy and accessible way to plan a meeting with participants in different time zones. Visit The World Clock Meeting Planner for concurrent times at multiple international locations. The Time Zone Reference Card creates a table of time zone offsets based on your selections. The Internet Public Library has links to other time zone resources.

You'll need to have a browser that supports Java scripts to see the world clocks above. If the time and cities are not flashing in sync, try pressing the reload or refresh button on your browser. The clocks are a service from 7AM.Com.

The table that follows describes the international time zones beginning with Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT) in western Europe, progressing east around the world to the international date line and back to one hour west of the starting point. Abbreviations and time zone names are given when I know them. There may be more than one name for the same increment from GMT (Example: British Summer Time, Irish Summer Time and Western Europe Summer Time are all 1 hour ahead of GMT in the summer.) Often only one name is provided when there are probably more and sometimes I do not know any name or abbreviation for the time zone. Cities are listed together that have the same concurrent time with their time zone names and abbreviations at the left when known. I found more abbreviations at Time zone abbreviations, but I haven't yet incorporated them into the chart. If you have information about missing time zone names and abbreviations, please me.


ABBR ZONE TIME CITIES
Europe and Africa
GMT Greenwich Mean Time GMT London, Dublin, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Dakar
BST British Summer Time GMT+1 hour
IST Irish Summer Time GMT+1
WET Western Europe Time GMT
WEST Western Europe Summer Time GMT+1
CET Central Europe Time GMT+1 Paris, Berlin, Lagos
CEST Central Europe Summer Time GMT+2
EET Eastern Europe Time GMT+2 Kiev, Cairo, Johannesburg
EEST Eastern Europe Summer Time GMT+3
MSK Moscow Time GMT+3 Moscow, Baghdad, Nairobi
MSD Moscow Summer Time GMT+4
Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, Atlantic Ocean, top, bottom
Asia and Australia
- - GMT+3.5 hours Tehran
- - GMT+4 Mauritius
- - GMT+4.5 Kubul
- - GMT+5 Karachi
- - GMT+5.5 New Delhi
- - GMT+5.75 Katmandu
- - GMT+6 Dhaka
- - GMT+6.5 Rangoon
- - GMT+7 Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta
WST Western Standard Time GMT+8 hours Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila
- - GMT+9 Tokyo
CST Central Standard Time GMT+9.5 Darwin, Adelaide
EST Eastern Standard Time GMT+10 Canberra, Sydney, Port Moresby
Eastern Summer Time GMT+11
Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, Atlantic Ocean, top, bottom
Pacific Ocean
- - GMT+11 hours Port Vila
- - GMT+12 Wellington, Suva, Kamchatka
NZDT New Zealand Daylight Time GMT+13
- - GMT+12.75 Chatham
International Date Line
- - GMT-11 Anadyr
HST Hawaiian Standard Time GMT-10 Honolulu, Aleutian
Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, Atlantic Ocean, top, bottom
North and South America
AKST Alaska Standard Time GMT-9 hours Anchorage, Juno
AKDT Alaska Standard Daylight Saving Time GMT-8
PST Pacific Standard Time GMT-8 Los Angeles, Vancouver
PDT Pacific Daylight Saving Time GMT-7
MST Mountain Standard Time GMT-7 Denver
MDT Mountain Daylight Saving Time GMT-6
CST Central Standard Time GMT-6 Chicago, Saskatchewan, Mexico City
CDT Central Daylight Saving Time GMT-5
EST Eastern Standard Time GMT-5 New York, Havana, Lima
EDT Eastern Daylight Saving Time GMT-4
AST Atlantic Standard Time GMT-4 hours San Juan, Santiago
ADT Atlantic Daylight Time GMT-3
- - GMT-3 Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Greenland
Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, Atlantic Ocean, top, bottom
Atlantic Ocean
NST Newfoundland Standard Time GMT-3.5 hours Newfoundland
NDT Newfoundland Daylight Time GMT-2.5
- - GMT-2 South Sandwich Islands
- - GMT-1 Azores
Europe and Africa, Asia and Australia, Pacific Ocean, North and South America, Atlantic Ocean, top, bottom
ABBR ZONE TIME CITIES


Note:
  • GMT = Greenwich Mean Time
  • Every effort has been made to make the information on this page accurate, but I cannot be held responsible for any errors. If you do find an error or have information about missing time zone names and abbreviations, please me.


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