Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2012

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 2012.

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 2012 and for the second half of 2012.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2012
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2012
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2012
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2012
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2012
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 2012
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
Palmer StationSunday, September 2Sunday, April 29
Troll StationThursday, March 1*Wednesday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2012
ArgentinaMost locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 2012
San LuisSan LuisDST all year in 2012
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanNo DST in 2012
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2012
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 2012
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
OtherMacquarie IslandDST all year in 2012
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AzerbaijanMost locationsBakuSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Nagorno-KarabakhXankendiNo DST in 2012
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2012
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 2012
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2012
BelarusAll locationsMinskNo DST in 2012
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2012
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2012
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2012
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2012
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2012
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 21Sunday, February 26
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, regions of Mato GrossoManausNo DST in 2012
BahiaSalvadorDoes not start this yearSunday, February 26
TocantinsAraguaínaSunday, October 21Does not end this year
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2012
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2012
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2012
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2012
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2012
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2012
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2012
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2012
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 2012
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2012
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2012
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2012
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, September 2Sunday, April 29
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, September 1Saturday, April 28
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2012
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2012
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2012
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2012
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2012
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2012
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2012
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2012
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2012
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2012
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, April 1Sunday, November 4
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2012
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2012
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2012
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2012
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2012
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2012
EgyptAll locationsCairoNo DST in 2012
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2012
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2012
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2012
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2012
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleyNo DST in 2012
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FijiAll locationsSuvaSunday, October 21Sunday, January 22
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2012
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2012
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2012
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2012
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2012
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2012
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2012
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 24Saturday, October 27
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2012
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Thule Air BaseSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2012
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2012
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2012
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2012
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2012
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2012
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2012
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2012
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2012
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2012
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2012
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2012
IranAll locationsTehranWednesday, March 21Friday, September 21
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 2012
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 30Sunday, September 23
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2012
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2012
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 30Does not end this year
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 2012
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2012
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2012
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2012
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 2012
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2012
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2012
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2012
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2012
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2012
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2012
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2012
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2012
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2012
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2012
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2012
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2012
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2012
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 2012
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2012
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 1Sunday, October 28
Baja California, much of Chihuahua, TamaulipasMexicaliSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2012
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2012
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 2012
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2012
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaSunday, April 29*Sunday, September 30*
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2012
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2012
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 2Sunday, April 1
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2012
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2012
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2012
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2012
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 2012
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2012
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2012
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2012
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2012
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2012
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2012
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2012
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 2012
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2012
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, March 30Friday, September 21
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2012
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2012
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 7Sunday, April 8
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2012
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2012
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2012
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2012
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2012
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2012
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
RussiaAll locationsMoscowNo DST in 2012
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2012
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2012
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2012
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2012
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2012
SamoaAll locationsApiaSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2012
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2012
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2012
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2012
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2012
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2012
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2012
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2012
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2012
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2012
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2012
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2012
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2012
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2012
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2012
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2012
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SyriaAll locationsDamascusFriday, March 30Friday, October 26
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2012
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2012
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2012
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2012
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2012
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2012
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2012
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2012
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2012
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2012
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 2012
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2012
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2012
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2012
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2012
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Hawaii, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 2012
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 7Sunday, March 11
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2012
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2012
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2012
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2012
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2012
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2012
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2012
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnSunday, April 29*Sunday, September 30*
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2012
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2012
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2012
* 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 2012

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all163China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST79United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year68Iran
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year11United States
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST all year2Macquarie Island

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