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Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1979

Daylight saving time is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time”. In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview over which countries and territories that observed DST during 1979.

Current country/territory names, rather than historic country names are displayed, so the list could contain countries that did not exist at the time.

Detailed information is available for the first half of 1979 and the second half of 1979.

Daylight Saving Time statistics for 1979

Daylight Saving Time observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all190China
Countries and territories where at least one location observe DST50United States
–Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year42Egypt
–Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year8United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly overviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
1977first half of 1977second half of 1977
1978first half of 1978second half of 1978
1979first half of 1979second half of 1979
1980first half of 1980second half of 1980
1981first half of 1981second half of 1981

Other years