The timezone KST in North Korea

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In North Korea 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 North Korea is 4 hours.

North Korea 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 North Korea:
June 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:UTC +9Korea Standard Time (KST)
Daylight saving time:-none

North Korea has an east-west extension of 6.1 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in East Asia, this corresponds to about 510 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 24 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 24 minutes later in the west than in the east.

The Korea Standard Time also applies in South Korea.

No daylight saving time in North Korea

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 North Korea. Pyongyang is located 4,300 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:09 to 20:07, but from 06:09 to 21:07. Nevertheless, North Korea has never introduced daylight saving time.
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