Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2005

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 showing the countries and territories which observed DST during 2005.

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 2005 and for the second half of 2005.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2005
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2005
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2005
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2005
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2005
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 2005
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 2Sunday, March 20
Palmer StationSunday, October 9Sunday, March 13
Troll StationTuesday, March 1*Monday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2005
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 2005
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2005
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 30Sunday, March 27
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 2005
TasmaniaHobartSunday, October 2Sunday, March 27
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 30Sunday, March 27
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2005
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 2005
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2005
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2005
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2005
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2005
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2005
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2005
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 16Sunday, February 20
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, TocantinsManausNo DST in 2005
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2005
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2005
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2005
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2005
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2005
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2005
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2005
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2005
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 2005
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2005
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2005
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2005
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 9Sunday, March 13
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 8Saturday, March 12
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2005
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2005
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2005
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2005
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2005
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2005
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2005
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2005
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2005
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2005
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
CubaAll locationsHavanaDST all year in 2005
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2005
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2005
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2005
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2005
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2005
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2005
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 29Friday, September 30
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2005
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2005
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2005
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2005
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 4Sunday, April 17
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 2005
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2005
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2005
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2005
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2005
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2005
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2005
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2005
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 26Saturday, October 29
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2005
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2005
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2005
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2005
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2005
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2005
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2005
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2005
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2005
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2005
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2005
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2005
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2005
IranAll locationsTehranTuesday, March 22Thursday, September 22
IraqAll locationsBaghdadFriday, April 1Saturday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, April 1Sunday, October 9
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2005
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2005
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, April 1Friday, September 30
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 2005
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2005
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2005
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2005
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, March 27Friday, August 12
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2005
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2005
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2005
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2005
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2005
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2005
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2005
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2005
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2005
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2005
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2005
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2005
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2005
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 2005
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2005
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2005
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2005
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSaturday, March 26Saturday, September 24
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2005
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 2005
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2005
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2005
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 4Sunday, April 3
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2005
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2005
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2005
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2005
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 2Sunday, March 20
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaSunday, April 10Sunday, October 2
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2005
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2005
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2005
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2005
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2005
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2005
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2005
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 2005
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2005
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, April 15Tuesday, October 4
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2005
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2005
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 16Sunday, March 13
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2005
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2005
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2005
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2005
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2005
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2005
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2005
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2005
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2005
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2005
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2005
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 2005
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2005
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2005
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2005
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2005
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2005
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2005
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2005
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2005
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2005
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2005
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2005
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2005
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2005
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2005
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2005
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2005
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
SyriaAll locationsDamascusFriday, April 1Saturday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2005
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2005
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2005
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2005
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2005
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2005
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2005
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2005
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2005
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2005
TunisiaAll locationsTunisSunday, May 1Friday, September 30
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2005
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2005
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2005
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2005
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 27Sunday, October 30
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 2005
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 9Sunday, March 27
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2005
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2005
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2005
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2005
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2005
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2005
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2005
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 2005
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2005
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2005
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2005
* Some locations have multiple periods of DST: the start of the first period and end of the last period are listed.

Daylight Saving Time Statistics for 2005

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all158China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST85United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year74Russia
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year10United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST all year1Cuba

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