The timezone GMT in MaliTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Mali there is only a single tonezone at UTC+0. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Mali is 4 hours.
Mali 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 Mali:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)|
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Mali has an east-west extension of 14.6 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Africa, this corresponds to about 1600 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 58 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 58 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The Greenwich Mean Time also applies in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Liberia, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, 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 MaliDue 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 Mali is not particularly large. Bamako is only 1,400 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 06:06 to 19:01, but from 07:06 to 20:01. 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 Mali.