The timezone KGT in Kyrgyzstan

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Kyrgyzstan there is only a single tonezone at UTC+6. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Kyrgyzstan is 10 hours.

Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan:
March 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT)
Daylight saving time:discontinued 2005

Kyrgyzstan has an east-west extension of 9.0 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Central Asia, this corresponds to about 750 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 36 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 36 minutes later in the west than in the east.

No more daylight saving time in Kyrgyzstan

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 Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek is located 4,800 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:21 to 20:45, but from 06:21 to 21:45. Nevertheless, in 2005 it was decided to finally abandon daylight saving time in Kyrgyzstan.

Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Kyrgyzstan Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 08/12/2005.

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