The timezone CAT in MozambiqueTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Mozambique 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 Mozambique is 4 hours.
Mozambique 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 Mozambique:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||UTC +2||Central Africa Time (CAT)|
|Daylight saving time:||-||none|
Mozambique has an east-west extension of 8.7 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Eastern Africa, this corresponds to about 920 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 35 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 35 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The Central Africa Time also applies in Malawi, Burundi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Sudan, Rwanda, in parts of the Congo (Dem. Republic), in Zambia and in Namibia.
No daylight saving time in MozambiqueDue to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (November to February in the southern 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 Mozambique is not particularly large. Maputo is only 2,900 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 04:53 to 18:42, but from 05:53 to 19:42. 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 Mozambique.