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Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2012

See The World Clock for list of current times around the world, and which places are observing DST at the moment (marked by * in The World Clock).

Daylight saving time is also called summer time or daylight savings time. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview over which countries that observed DST during 2012.

Detailed information is available for the first half of 2012 and the second half of 2012.

CountryRegion/statesExample locationDST start dateDST end date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2012
AlbaniaAll locationsTiraneSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2012
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2012
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2012
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2012
AntarcticaMost locationsMawsonNo DST in 2012
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2012
ArgentinaMost locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 2012
San LuisSan LuisSunday, October 14Sunday, April 8
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2012
AustraliaMost locationsBrisbaneNo DST in 2012
South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales, TasmaniaMelbourneSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2012
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaSaturday, March 31Wednesday, October 31
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2012
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2012
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2012
Bermuda IslandsAll locationsHamiltonSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2012
BoliviaAll locationsLa PazNo DST in 2012
Bosnia-HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2012
BrazilMost locationsRio de JaneiroSunday, October 21Sunday, February 26
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Para, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, TocantinsManausNo DST in 2012
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2012
British Virgin Islands All locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2012
Brunei DarussalamAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2012
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2012
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2012
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2012
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2012
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
much of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut Territory, small region of QuebecReginaNo DST in 2012
Cape VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2012
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2012
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2012
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2012
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 14Sunday, March 11
Easter IslandSaturday, October 13Saturday, March 10
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2012
Cocos Islands and Keeling IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2012
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2012
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2012
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2012
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2012
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2012
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)All locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2012
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 11Sunday, October 28
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Democratic Republic of the CongoAll locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2012
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2012
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2012
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2012
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2012
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 27Friday, September 28
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2012
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2012
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2012
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2012
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 2Sunday, April 15
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FijiAll locationsSuvaSunday, October 21Sunday, March 25
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Tahiti, New Caledonia, Marquesas IslandsPapeeteNo DST in 2012
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2012
French PolynesiaAll locationsGambier IslandsNo DST in 2012
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2012
GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2012
Gaza StripAll locationsGazaFriday, March 30Friday, September 7
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2012
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2012
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 24Saturday, October 27
QaanaaqSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2012
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2012
GuamAll locationsGuamNo DST in 2012
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2012
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2012
Guinea BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2012
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2012
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 2012
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2012
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2012
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2012
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2012
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2012
IranAll locationsTehranWednesday, March 21Friday, September 21
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 2012
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 30Sunday, September 23
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2012
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2012
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 30Friday, October 26
KazakstanAll locationsAlmatyNo DST in 2012
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2012
Kerguelen IslandsAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2012
KiribatiAll locationsKiritimatiNo DST in 2012
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2012
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 2012
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2012
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2012
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2012
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2012
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2012
MacedoniaAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2012
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2012
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2012
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2012
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2012
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2012
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2012
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2012
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 2012
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2012
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 1Sunday, October 28
Baja CaliforniaMexicaliSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2012
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2012
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 2012
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2012
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 2012
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2012
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2012
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 2Sunday, April 1
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2012
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2012
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Saint MartinPhilipsburgNo DST in 2012
Netherlands AntillesAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2012
New ZealandAll locationsAucklandSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 2012
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2012
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2012
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2012
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2012
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2012
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2012
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2012
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadSunday, April 15Thursday, November 1
PalauAll locationsKororNo DST in 2012
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2012
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2012
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 7Sunday, April 8
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2012
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2012
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2012
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2012
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2012
Reunion (French)All locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2012
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Russian FederationAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2012
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2012
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2012
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2012
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Saint Vincent and GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2012
SamoaAll locationsApiaSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2012
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2012
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2012
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2012
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2012
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2012
Slovak RepublicAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2012
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2012
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2012
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2012
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sri LankaAll locationsColomboNo DST in 2012
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2012
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2012
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2012
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SwitzerlandAll locationsGenevaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SyriaAll locationsDamascusFriday, March 30Friday, October 26
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2012
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2012
TanzaniaAll locationsDar es SalaamNo DST in 2012
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2012
Timor-LesteAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2012
TogoAll locationsLomeNo DST in 2012
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2012
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2012
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2012
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 2012
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2012
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2012
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2012
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsDubaiNo DST in 2012
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Hawaii, Arizona, Midway IslandsHonoluluNo DST in 2012
United States Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2012
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 7Sunday, March 11
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2012
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2012
Vatican City StateAll locationsVatican CitySunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2012
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2012
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2012
West BankAll locationsBethlehemFriday, March 30Friday, September 7
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 2012
YemenAll locationsAdenNo DST in 2012
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2012
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2012

Daylight Saving Time statistics for 2012

Daylight Saving Time observance?Count
Countries which do not observe DST at all156
Countries where at least one location observe DST82
–Countries where all locations observe DST some part of the year73
–Countries where many, but not all locations observe DST9

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