The timezone EET in EgyptTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Egypt exists only a single tonezone at UTC+2. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and Egypt is 6 hours.
Egypt has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Eastern European Time (EET)|
|Daylight saving time:||discontinued 2014|
Egypt has an east-west extension of 9.4 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Northern Africa, this corresponds to about 930 kilometers. With this still relatively small extension, the course of the sun is only slightly different at different positions in the country. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by only about 37 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 37 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The Eastern European Time also applies in Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, West Bank, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Finland, in parts of Russia, in parts of Ukraine, in Åland, Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia and in Lithuania.
No more daylight saving time in EgyptDue 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 the relative proximity to the equator, the impact in Egypt is not particularly large. Cairo is only 3,300 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 04:53 to 19:00, but from 05:53 to 20:00. 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, in 2014, the decision was made to finally abandon daylight saving time in Egypt.