The timezone TMT in Turkmenistan

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Turkmenistan there is only a single tonezone at UTC+5. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Turkmenistan is 9 hours.

Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan:
March 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:Turkmenistan Time (TMT)
Daylight saving time:discontinued 1991

Turkmenistan has an east-west extension of 13.1 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Central Asia, this corresponds to about 1100 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 52 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 52 minutes later in the west than in the east.

No more daylight saving time in Turkmenistan

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 Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is located 4,200 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:42 to 20:33, but from 06:42 to 21:33. Nevertheless, in 1991 it was decided to finally abandon daylight saving time in Turkmenistan.

Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Turkmenistan Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1981 until 09/29/1991.

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