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What is UTC?

Universal Time Coordinated, abbreviated as UTC, is the base time for all civilian clocks in the modern world. UTC is obtained from International Atomic Time, a time standard calculated from a weighted average of the signals of about 70 atomic clocks located in different parts of the world.

What is a time zone?

To establish their official time, countries add or subtract minutes to UTC by taking into account political and economic reasons as well as their geographical position with respect to the Greenwich meridian. In other words, the local time of a country is a deviation from UTC. These UTC deviations, either positive or negative, are called time zones, and they are expressed in terms of hours (i.e. UTC-2, two hours less than UTC) and are usually assigned a name.

For example, according to Mexico's national metrology center and the law governing the time system, in Mexico the following time zones have been established:

  • Tiempo del Sureste (UTC-5)
  • Tiempo del Centro (UTC-6)
  • Tiempo del Pacífico (UTC-7)
  • Tiempo del Noroeste (UTC-8)

Similarly, section 260 of title 15 of the United States Code of Law establishes the following time zones:

  • Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
  • Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
  • Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
  • Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
  • Alaska Standard Time (UTC-9)
  • Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time (UTC-10)
  • Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4)
  • Samoa Standard Time (UTC-11)
  • Chamorro Standard Time(UTC+10)

Generally, those countries west of the Greenwich meridian establish their official time by substracting minutes to UTC, whereas those countries east of the Greenwich meridian set their official time by adding minutes from UTC. 15 degrees longitude east of the Greenwich meridian equals approximately +1 hour with respect to coordinated universal time (UTC+1). Similarly, 15 degrees longitude west of the Greenwich meridian equals -1 hour with respect to coordinated universal time (UTC-1). This is because the Earth rotates from west to east and, therefore, countries east of the meridian receive sunlight before western countries. It should be noted that this rule is not always applied and each country establishes its deviation from UTC in full freedom.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time consists in advancing the clocks one hour during the summer months so that more daylight is available during the evening. For example, Madrid, Spain uses Central European Time (UTC+1) most of the year. However, during the period between the last Sunday of March and the last Sunday of October, the Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) is used where the clocks are set one hour ahead. Like Madrid, other jurisdictions in the world implement daylight saving time with their own rules.

With the following table you can calculate the local time in the main cities of the world.

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is often referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The GMT time scale is no longer used, and the use of GMT to designate UTC is discouraged.

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Table updated on Wednesday, November 22 2017.

UTCCountryCityDate and Time
UTC-11
UTC-11American SamoaAll its territory.
UTC-11NiueAll its territory.
UTC-10
UTC-10Cook IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-10French PolynesiaAll its territory.
UTC-10United States Minor Outlying IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-10United StatesHonolulu, Hawaii
UTC-9
UTC-9United StatesAnchorage, Alaska
UTC-8
UTC-8CanadaYukon Territory
UTC-8MexicoBaja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Colima
UTC-8Pitcairn IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-8United StatesSeattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Portland, Oregon
UTC-7
UTC-7CanadaAlberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories
UTC-7MexicoSinaloa, Sonora
UTC-7United StatesPhoenix, Arizona, Denver, Colorado, Boise, Idaho, Billings, Montana, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Utah, Cheyenne, Wyoming
UTC-6
UTC-6BelizeAll its territory.
UTC-6CanadaManitoba, Saskatchewan
UTC-6Costa RicaAll its territory.
UTC-6El SalvadorAll its territory.
UTC-6GuatemalaAll its territory.
UTC-6HondurasAll its territory.
UTC-6MexicoMéxico City, Aguascalientes, Campeche, Chiapas, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro de Arteaga, San Luis Potosí, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz-Llave, Yucatán, Zacatecas
UTC-6NicaraguaAll its territory.
UTC-6United StatesBirmingham, Alabama, Chicago, Illinois, Des Moines, Iowa, Wichita, Kansas, New Orleans, Louisiana, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jackson, Mississippi, Kansas City, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, Fargo, North Dakota, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Houston, Texas, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
UTC-5
UTC-5BahamasAll its territory.
UTC-5BrazilRio Branco
UTC-5CanadaOttawa, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec
UTC-5Cayman IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-5ChileIsla de Pascua(Daylight Saving Time)
UTC-5ColombiaAll its territory.
UTC-5CubaAll its territory.
UTC-5EcuadorAll its territory.
UTC-5HaitiAll its territory.
UTC-5JamaicaAll its territory.
UTC-5MexicoQuintana Roo
UTC-5PanamaAll its territory.
UTC-5PeruAll its territory.
UTC-5United StatesWashington, District of Columbia, Little Rock, Arkansas, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Dover, Delaware, Jacksonville, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, Indianapolis, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Augusta, Maine, Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Detroit, Michigan, Manchester, New Hampshire, Newark, New Jersey, New York, New York, Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Columbia, South Carolina, Memphis, Tennessee, Montpelier, Vermont, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia
UTC-4
UTC-4Antigua and BarbudaAll its territory.
UTC-4Caribbean NetherlandsAll its territory.
UTC-4BarbadosAll its territory.
UTC-4BermudaAll its territory.
UTC-4BoliviaAll its territory.
UTC-4BrazilManaus, Porto Velho, Boa Vista
UTC-4Virgin IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-4CanadaNew Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island
UTC-4CuraçaoAll its territory.
UTC-4DominicaAll its territory.
UTC-4Dominican RepublicAll its territory.
UTC-4GrenadaAll its territory.
UTC-4GuadeloupeAll its territory.
UTC-4GuyanaAll its territory.
UTC-4MartiniqueAll its territory.
UTC-4MontserratAll its territory.
UTC-4ArubaAll its territory.
UTC-4Puerto RicoAll its territory.
UTC-4Saint Kitts and NevisAll its territory.
UTC-4AnguillaAll its territory.
UTC-4Saint LuciaAll its territory.
UTC-4Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll its territory.
UTC-4Sint MaartenAll its territory.
UTC-4Trinidad and TobagoAll its territory.
UTC-4Turks and Caicos IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-4Virgin IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-4VenezuelaAll its territory.
UTC-3.5
UTC-3.5CanadaNewfoundland
UTC-3
UTC-3ArgentinaAll its territory.
UTC-3BrazilMaceió, Macapá, Salvador, Fortaleza, São Luís, Cuiabá(Daylight Saving Time), Campo Grande(Daylight Saving Time), Belém, João Pessoa, Recife, Teresina, Natal, Aracaju, Palmas
UTC-3ChileSantiago(Daylight Saving Time), Valparaíso(Daylight Saving Time), Antofagasta(Daylight Saving Time), Araucanía(Daylight Saving Time), Atacama(Daylight Saving Time), Bío-Bío(Daylight Saving Time), Coquimbo(Daylight Saving Time), Los Lagos(Daylight Saving Time), Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena(Daylight Saving Time), Maule(Daylight Saving Time), Region Metropolitana(Daylight Saving Time), Tarapacá(Daylight Saving Time)
UTC-3Falkland Islands (Malvinas)All its territory.
UTC-3French GuianaAll its territory.
UTC-3GreenlandAll its territory.
UTC-3ParaguayAll its territory.
UTC-3Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll its territory.
UTC-3SurinameAll its territory.
UTC-3UruguayAll its territory.
UTC-2
UTC-2BrazilBrasilia(Daylight Saving Time), Vitória(Daylight Saving Time), Goiânia(Daylight Saving Time), Belo Horizonte(Daylight Saving Time), Curitiba(Daylight Saving Time), Rio de Janeiro(Daylight Saving Time), Porto Alegre(Daylight Saving Time), Florianópolis(Daylight Saving Time), São Paulo(Daylight Saving Time)
UTC-2South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsAll its territory.
UTC-1
UTC-1Cape VerdeAll its territory.
UTC-1PortugalAzores
UTC+0
UTC+0Faroe IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+0French Southern TerritoriesAll its territory.
UTC+0GambiaAll its territory.
UTC+0GhanaAll its territory.
UTC+0GuineaAll its territory.
UTC+0IcelandAll its territory.
UTC+0IrelandAll its territory.
UTC+0Ivory CoastAll its territory.
UTC+0LiberiaAll its territory.
UTC+0MaliAll its territory.
UTC+0MauritaniaAll its territory.
UTC+0MoroccoAll its territory.
UTC+0PortugalLisboa, Aveiro, Beja, Braga, Braganca, Castelo Branco, Coimbra, Evora, Faro, Guarda, Leiria, Madeira, Portalegre, Porto, Santarem, Setubal, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real, Viseu
UTC+0Guinea BissauAll its territory.
UTC+0Saint HelenaAll its territory.
UTC+0São Tomé and PríncipeAll its territory.
UTC+0SenegalAll its territory.
UTC+0Sierra LeoneAll its territory.
UTC+0SpainLas Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
UTC+0Western SaharaAll its territory.
UTC+0TogoAll its territory.
UTC+0United KingdomAll its territory.
UTC+0GuernseyAll its territory.
UTC+0JerseyAll its territory.
UTC+0Isle of ManAll its territory.
UTC+0Burkina FasoAll its territory.
UTC+1
UTC+1AlbaniaAll its territory.
UTC+1AlgeriaAll its territory.
UTC+1AndorraAll its territory.
UTC+1AngolaAll its territory.
UTC+1AustriaAll its territory.
UTC+1BelgiumAll its territory.
UTC+1Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll its territory.
UTC+1Bouvet IslandAll its territory.
UTC+1CameroonAll its territory.
UTC+1Central African RepublicAll its territory.
UTC+1ChadAll its territory.
UTC+1Republic of the CongoAll its territory.
UTC+1Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasa
UTC+1CroatiaAll its territory.
UTC+1Czech RepublicAll its territory.
UTC+1BeninAll its territory.
UTC+1DenmarkAll its territory.
UTC+1Equatorial GuineaAll its territory.
UTC+1FranceAll its territory.
UTC+1GabonAll its territory.
UTC+1GermanyAll its territory.
UTC+1GibraltarAll its territory.
UTC+1Holy See (Vatican City State)All its territory.
UTC+1HungaryAll its territory.
UTC+1ItalyAll its territory.
UTC+1LiechtensteinAll its territory.
UTC+1LuxembourgAll its territory.
UTC+1MaltaAll its territory.
UTC+1MonacoAll its territory.
UTC+1MontenegroAll its territory.
UTC+1NetherlandsAll its territory.
UTC+1NigerAll its territory.
UTC+1NigeriaAll its territory.
UTC+1NorwayAll its territory.
UTC+1PolandAll its territory.
UTC+1San MarinoAll its territory.
UTC+1SerbiaAll its territory.
UTC+1SlovakiaAll its territory.
UTC+1SloveniaAll its territory.
UTC+1SpainMadrid, A Coruña, Álava, Albacete, Alacant, Almería, Asturias, Ávila, Badajoz, Barcelona, Burgos, Cáceres, Cádiz, Cantabria, Castellón, Ceuta, Ciudad Real, Córdoba, Cuenca, Girona, Granada, Guadalajara, Guipúzcoa, Huelva, Huesca, Illes Balears, Jaén, La Rioja, León, Lleida, Lugo, Málaga, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Ourense, Palencia, Pontevedra, Salamanca, Segovia, Sevilla, Soria, Tarragona, Teruel, Toledo, València, Valladolid, Vizcaya, Zamora, Zaragoza
UTC+1Svalbard and Jan MayenAll its territory.
UTC+1SwedenAll its territory.
UTC+1SwitzerlandAll its territory.
UTC+1TunisiaAll its territory.
UTC+1MacedoniaAll its territory.
UTC+2
UTC+2BotswanaAll its territory.
UTC+2BulgariaAll its territory.
UTC+2BurundiAll its territory.
UTC+2Democratic Republic of the CongoLubumbashi
UTC+2CyprusAll its territory.
UTC+2EstoniaAll its territory.
UTC+2FinlandAll its territory.
UTC+2Aland IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+2Palestinian TerritoryAll its territory.
UTC+2GreeceAll its territory.
UTC+2IsraelAll its territory.
UTC+2JordanAll its territory.
UTC+2LebanonAll its territory.
UTC+2LesothoAll its territory.
UTC+2LatviaAll its territory.
UTC+2LibyaAll its territory.
UTC+2LithuaniaAll its territory.
UTC+2MalawiAll its territory.
UTC+2MoldovaAll its territory.
UTC+2MozambiqueAll its territory.
UTC+2NamibiaAll its territory.
UTC+2RomaniaAll its territory.
UTC+2RwandaAll its territory.
UTC+2South AfricaAll its territory.
UTC+2ZimbabweAll its territory.
UTC+2SwazilandAll its territory.
UTC+2SyriaAll its territory.
UTC+2UkraineKiev, Zaporozhye, Uzhgorod
UTC+2EgyptAll its territory.
UTC+2ZambiaAll its territory.
UTC+2RussiaKaliningrad Oblast
UTC+3
UTC+3BahrainAll its territory.
UTC+3BelarusAll its territory.
UTC+3ComorosAll its territory.
UTC+3MayotteAll its territory.
UTC+3EthiopiaAll its territory.
UTC+3EritreaAll its territory.
UTC+3DjiboutiAll its territory.
UTC+3IraqAll its territory.
UTC+3KenyaAll its territory.
UTC+3KuwaitAll its territory.
UTC+3MadagascarAll its territory.
UTC+3QatarAll its territory.
UTC+3Saudi ArabiaAll its territory.
UTC+3SomaliaAll its territory.
UTC+3SudanAll its territory.
UTC+3TurkeyAll its territory.
UTC+3UgandaAll its territory.
UTC+3UkraineSimferopol
UTC+3TanzaniaAll its territory.
UTC+3YemenAll its territory.
UTC+3RussiaMoscow, Adygeya, Volgograd
UTC+3.5
UTC+3.5IranAll its territory.
UTC+4
UTC+4AzerbaijanAll its territory.
UTC+4ArmeniaAll its territory.
UTC+4GeorgiaAll its territory.
UTC+4MauritiusAll its territory.
UTC+4OmanAll its territory.
UTC+4ReunionAll its territory.
UTC+4SeychellesAll its territory.
UTC+4United Arab EmiratesAll its territory.
UTC+4RussiaSamara
UTC+4.5
UTC+4.5AfghanistanAll its territory.
UTC+5
UTC+5Heard Island and McDonald IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+5MaldivesAll its territory.
UTC+5PakistanAll its territory.
UTC+5TajikistanAll its territory.
UTC+5TurkmenistanAll its territory.
UTC+5UzbekistanAll its territory.
UTC+5RussiaYekaterinburg
UTC+5.5
UTC+5.5Sri LankaAll its territory.
UTC+5.5IndiaAll its territory.
UTC+5.75
UTC+5.75NepalAll its territory.
UTC+6
UTC+6AntarcticaAll its territory.
UTC+6BangladeshAll its territory.
UTC+6BhutanAll its territory.
UTC+6British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll its territory.
UTC+6ChinaTianjin, Xinjiang, Xizang
UTC+6KazakhstanAll its territory.
UTC+6KyrgyzstanAll its territory.
UTC+6RussiaOmsk
UTC+6.5
UTC+6.5MyanmarAll its territory.
UTC+6.5Cocos IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+7
UTC+7CambodiaAll its territory.
UTC+7Christmas IslandAll its territory.
UTC+7IndonesiaJakarta, Pontianak
UTC+7LaosAll its territory.
UTC+7VietNamAll its territory.
UTC+7ThailandAll its territory.
UTC+7RussiaNovosibirsk, Novokuznetsk, Krasnoyarsk
UTC+8
UTC+8AustraliaWestern Australia
UTC+8BruneiAll its territory.
UTC+8ChinaBeijing, Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Neimenggu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
UTC+8TaiwanAll its territory.
UTC+8Hong KongAll its territory.
UTC+8IndonesiaMakassar
UTC+8MacauAll its territory.
UTC+8MalaysiaAll its territory.
UTC+8MongoliaAll its territory.
UTC+8PhilippinesAll its territory.
UTC+8SingaporeAll its territory.
UTC+8RussiaIrkutsk
UTC+8.5
UTC+8.5North KoreaAll its territory.
UTC+9
UTC+9IndonesiaJayapura
UTC+9JapanAll its territory.
UTC+9South KoreaAll its territory.
UTC+9PalauAll its territory.
UTC+9Timor LesteAll its territory.
UTC+9RussiaYakutsk
UTC+9.5
UTC+9.5AustraliaNorthern Territory
UTC+10
UTC+10AustraliaQueensland
UTC+10GuamAll its territory.
UTC+10Northern Mariana IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+10Papua New GuineaAll its territory.
UTC+10RussiaVladivostok
UTC+10.5
UTC+10.5AustraliaSouth Australia(Daylight Saving Time)
UTC+11
UTC+11AustraliaCanberra(Daylight Saving Time), Sidney(Daylight Saving Time), New South Wales(Daylight Saving Time), Tasmania(Daylight Saving Time), Victoria(Daylight Saving Time)
UTC+11Solomon IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+11New CaledoniaAll its territory.
UTC+11VanuatuAll its territory.
UTC+11Norfolk IslandAll its territory.
UTC+11MicronesiaAll its territory.
UTC+12
UTC+12KiribatiAll its territory.
UTC+12NauruAll its territory.
UTC+12Marshall IslandsAll its territory.
UTC+12TuvaluAll its territory.
UTC+12Wallis and FutunaAll its territory.
UTC+12RussiaKamchatka, Anadyr
UTC+13
UTC+13FijiAll its territory.
UTC+13New ZealandAll its territory.
UTC+13TokelauAll its territory.
UTC+14
UTC+14TongaAll its territory.
UTC+14SamoaAll its territory.

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