Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2006

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 2006.

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 2006 and for the second half of 2006.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2006
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2006
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2006
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2006
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2006
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 2006
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 1Sunday, March 19
Palmer StationSunday, October 15Sunday, March 12
Troll StationWednesday, March 1*Tuesday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2006
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 2006
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2006
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 29Sunday, April 2
Queensland, Northern TerritoryBrisbaneNo DST in 2006
Western AustraliaPerthSunday, December 3Does not end this year
TasmaniaHobartSunday, October 1Sunday, April 2
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 29Sunday, April 2
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2006
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 2006
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2006
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2006
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2006
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2006
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2006
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2006
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, November 5Sunday, February 19
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, TocantinsManausNo DST in 2006
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2006
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2006
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2006
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2006
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2006
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2006
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2006
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2006
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 2006
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2006
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2006
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2006
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 15Sunday, March 12
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 14Saturday, March 11
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2006
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2006
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2006
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2006
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2006
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2006
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2006
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2006
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2006
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2006
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
CubaAll locationsHavanaDoes not start this yearSunday, October 29
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2006
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2006
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2006
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2006
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2006
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2006
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 28Friday, September 22
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2006
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2006
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2006
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2006
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 3Sunday, April 16
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 2006
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2006
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2006
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2006
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2006
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2006
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2006
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2006
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 25Saturday, October 28
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2006
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2006
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2006
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2006
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaSunday, April 30Sunday, October 1
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2006
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2006
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2006
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaSunday, May 7Monday, August 7
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2006
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2006
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2006
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2006
IranAll locationsTehranNo DST in 2006
IraqAll locationsBaghdadSaturday, April 1Sunday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 31Sunday, October 1
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2006
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2006
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 31Friday, October 27
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 2006
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2006
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2006
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2006
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 2006
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2006
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2006
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2006
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2006
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2006
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2006
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2006
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2006
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2006
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2006
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2006
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2006
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2006
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 2006
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2006
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2006
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2006
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSaturday, March 25Saturday, September 30
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2006
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 2006
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2006
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2006
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 3Sunday, April 2
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2006
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2006
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2006
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2006
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 1Sunday, March 19
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaSunday, April 30Sunday, October 1
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2006
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2006
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2006
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2006
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2006
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2006
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2006
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 2006
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2006
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemSaturday, April 1Friday, September 22
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2006
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2006
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 15Sunday, March 12
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2006
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2006
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2006
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2006
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2006
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2006
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2006
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2006
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2006
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2006
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2006
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 2006
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2006
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2006
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2006
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2006
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2006
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2006
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2006
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2006
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2006
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2006
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2006
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2006
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2006
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2006
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2006
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2006
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
SyriaAll locationsDamascusSaturday, April 1Friday, September 22
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2006
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2006
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2006
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2006
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2006
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2006
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2006
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2006
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2006
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2006
TunisiaAll locationsTunisSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2006
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2006
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2006
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2006
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 26Sunday, October 29
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 2Sunday, October 29
Hawaii, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 2006
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 1Sunday, March 12
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2006
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2006
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2006
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2006
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2006
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2006
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2006
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 2006
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2006
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2006
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2006
* 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 2006

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 year75Russia
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year10United States

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