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BRT – Brasília Time / Brazil Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: BT – Brazil Time, BT – Brazilian Time

Brasília Time Note:

South America: Only some locations are currently on BRT because most places in this time zone are currently on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing BRST.

Time zone map of BRT
Currently observing BRT.
Observes BRT part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -3:00).
Currently observing BRT – Brasília Time.
Observes BRT – Brasília Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as BRT (UTC -3:00) but different time zone name.

Brasília Time (BRT) is 3 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: South America.

This time zone is often called Brasília Time Zone.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use BRST (Brasília Summer Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: -0300

An email sent from someone in the Brasília Time (BRT) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0300" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0300" does not have to be in Brasília Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is BRT observed?

South America

Brazilian states using BRT all year

  • Alagoas (includes Maceió)
  • Amapá (includes Macapá)
  • Bahia (includes Salvador)
  • Ceará (includes Fortaleza)
  • Maranhão (includes São Luís)
  • Paraíba (includes João Pessoa)
  • Pará (includes Belém)
  • Pernambuco (includes Recife)
  • Piauí (includes Teresina)
  • Rio Grande do Norte (includes Natal)
  • Sergipe (includes Aracaju)
  • Tocantins (includes Palmas)

Brazilian states using BRT in the winter and BRST in the summer

  • Distrito Federal (includes Brasilia)
  • Espírito Santo (includes Vitória)
  • Goiás (includes Goiânia)
  • Minas Gerais (includes Belo Horizonte)
  • Rio Grande do Sul (includes Porto Alegre)
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santa Catarina (includes Criciúma)
  • São Paulo

Other time zones in UTC -3:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as BRT, but can be found under a different name:

BRT time now


Monday, November 30, 2015

  • BRT will be observed in São Paulo starting from Feb 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC -3:00
  • 2 hours ahead of Washington DC

Find current time and time zone by city


Example cities

Brazil – São Paulo (Winter)
Brazil – Salvador (All Year)

Related time zones

BRST – Brasília Summer Time (Daylight Time)

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