The timezone GMT in Burkina Faso

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Burkina Faso there is only a single tonezone at UTC+. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Burkina Faso is 4 hours.

Burkina Faso has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.

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Current time in all regions of Burkina Faso:
May 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:UTC +0Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Daylight saving time:-none

Burkina Faso has an east-west extension of 7.0 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Africa, this corresponds to about 760 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at various positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 28 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 28 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The Greenwich Mean Time also applies in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, in parts of Greenland, in parts of Antarctica, in Iceland, Saint Helena, Ireland, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey and in the United Kingdom.

No daylight saving time in Burkina Faso

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

Due to its proximity to the equator, the impact in Burkina Faso would not be particularly large. Ouagadougou is located just 1,400 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:41 to 18:34, but from 06:41 to 19:34. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, daylight saving time was never introduced in Burkina Faso.
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