Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2009

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 2009.

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 2009 and for the second half of 2009.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2009
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2009
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2009
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2009
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2009
AntarcticaMost locationsMarambio BaseNo DST in 2009
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, September 27Sunday, April 5
OrcadasDoes not start this yearSunday, March 15
Palmer StationSunday, October 11Sunday, March 15
Troll StationSunday, March 1*Saturday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2009
ArgentinaMost locationsBuenos AiresDoes not start this yearSunday, March 15
Catamarca, Chubut, Jujuy, Mendoza, Santa Cruz, Salta, Tierra del Fuego, La Pampa, La Rioja, Rio Negro, San Juan, NeuquénMendozaNo DST in 2009
San LuisSan LuisSunday, October 11Sunday, March 8
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2009
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 4Sunday, April 5
Queensland, Northern TerritoryBrisbaneNo DST in 2009
Western AustraliaPerthDoes not start this yearSunday, March 29
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 4Sunday, April 5
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2009
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaFriday, June 19Thursday, December 31
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2009
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2009
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2009
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2009
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2009
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2009
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 18Sunday, February 15
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, TocantinsManausNo DST in 2009
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2009
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2009
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2009
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2009
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2009
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2009
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2009
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2009
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 2009
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2009
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2009
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2009
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 11Sunday, March 15
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 10Saturday, March 14
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2009
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2009
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2009
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2009
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2009
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2009
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2009
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2009
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2009
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2009
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 8Sunday, October 25
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2009
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2009
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2009
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2009
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2009
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2009
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 24Friday, August 21
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2009
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2009
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2009
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2009
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 6Sunday, April 19
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
FijiAll locationsSuvaSunday, November 29Does not end this year
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2009
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2009
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2009
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2009
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2009
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2009
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2009
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 28Saturday, October 24
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2009
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Thule Air BaseSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2009
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2009
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2009
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2009
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2009
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2009
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2009
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 2009
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2009
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2009
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2009
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2009
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2009
IranAll locationsTehranSunday, March 22Tuesday, September 22
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 2009
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 27Sunday, September 27
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2009
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2009
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 27Friday, October 30
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 2009
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2009
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2009
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2009
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 2009
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2009
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2009
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2009
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2009
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2009
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2009
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2009
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2009
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2009
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2009
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2009
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2009
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2009
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisDoes not start this yearSunday, March 29
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2009
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 5Sunday, October 25
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2009
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2009
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 2009
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2009
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaMonday, June 1Friday, August 21
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2009
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2009
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 6Sunday, April 5
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2009
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2009
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2009
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2009
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, September 27Sunday, April 5
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 2009
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2009
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2009
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2009
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2009
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2009
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2009
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2009
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadWednesday, April 15Sunday, November 1
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2009
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, March 27Friday, September 4
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2009
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2009
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 18Sunday, March 8
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2009
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2009
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2009
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2009
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2009
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2009
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2009
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2009
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2009
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2009
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2009
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 2009
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2009
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2009
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2009
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2009
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2009
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2009
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2009
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2009
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2009
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2009
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2009
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2009
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2009
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2009
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2009
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2009
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
SyriaAll locationsDamascusFriday, March 27Friday, October 30
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2009
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2009
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2009
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2009
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2009
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2009
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2009
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2009
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2009
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2009
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 2009
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2009
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2009
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2009
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2009
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 29Sunday, October 25
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, March 8Sunday, November 1
Hawaii, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 2009
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 4Sunday, March 8
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2009
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2009
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2009
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2009
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2009
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2009
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2009
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnMonday, June 1Friday, August 21
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2009
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2009
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2009
* 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 2009

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all157China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST86United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year75Pakistan
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year11United States

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