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World time zones January 16, 2009

Filed under: cartography,earth — Radiance @ 10:33 AM
While browsing the internet I came across website that gives useful information for travellers about electricity voltages and plug sockets used in various countries, time zones, unit conversions etc. While looking through their listing of countries with their time difference from UST/GMT, I noticed some interesting facts which I thought of sharing.
  • 220 countries listed
  • Only 9 of them have more than one time zone
  • In descending order of number of time zones,
    1. Russia = 8 time zones
    2. Antarctica, USA and Canada = 6
    3. Australia and Mexico = 3
    4. Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan = 2
  • Only 8 of the 220 countries fall in 1/2 a time zone area (e.g. India is UST + 5 1/2 and not +5 or +6); most of them are on and around the Indian subcontinent.
  • Nepal is the one and only country to have a 3/4 of a time zone standard time (UST +5 3/4).

Well I hope you found this info interesting too! Have a great weekend :).


3 Responses to “World time zones”

  1. Aditi Says:

    From the map you have posted- two more interesting things: there is no J time zone! and Greenland has no official standard time (?). And for Sarah Palin’s fans- Alaska and Russia would be 24 hours apart!!! 🙂

  2. Radiance Says:

    I hadn’t realised about there being no J time zone! Thanks for pointing that out. ABout Greenland, I think the coastal regions do have timezones becasue that’s probably the only part where someone lives?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    GOod One!!! Worth a read!!

    – VJth

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