The timezone KST in North KoreaTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In North Korea exists only a single tonezone at UTC+9. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and North Korea is 13 hours.
North Korea has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.
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Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||Korea Standard Time (KST)|
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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 different 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 KoreaDue 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 05:10 to 20:07, but from 06:10 to 21:07. Nevertheless, North Korea has never introduced daylight saving time.