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Timezones in Kazakhstan

There are altogether 4 official timezones in Kazakhstan, but practically only 2 different times. Countries with a large distance from West to East are often devided into two or more timezones to adjust daytimes to the position of the sun. Timezones are always computed relatively to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated".

In Kazakhstan exists a time difference of 1 hour between the East and the West. Kazakhstan has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.


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Timezones by region

RegionUTCStandard timeDaylight saving time
Almaty+6Alma-Ata Time (ALMT)discontinued 2004
Aqtobe+5Aqtobe Time (AQTT)discontinued 2004
Oral+5Oral Time (ORAT)discontinued 2004
Qostanay+6Alma-Ata Time (ALMT)discontinued 2004
Qyzylorda+5Qyzylorda Time (QYZT)discontinued 2004

Timezones

No more daylight saving time in Kazakhstan

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 distance from the equator, the impact would be significant in Kazakhstan. Nursultan is located 5,700 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 04:56 to 21:35, but from 05:56 to 22:35. Nevertheless, in 2004 it was decided to finally abandon daylight saving time in Kazakhstan.


Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Almaty Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2004.
In Aqtobe Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2004.
In Oral Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2004.
In Qostanay Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2004.
In Qyzylorda Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 10/31/2004.


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