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KST – Korea Standard Time / Korean Standard Time (Standard Time)

Also known as: KST – Korean Standard Time, KT – Korea Time

Time zone map of KST
Currently observing KST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +9:00).
Currently observing KST – Korea Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as KST (UTC +9:00) but different time zone name.

Korea Standard Time (KST) is 9 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Asia.

This time zone is often called Korean Time.

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Email time zone indicator: +0900

An email sent from someone in the Korea Standard Time (KST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0900" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0900" does not have to be in Korea Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is KST observed?


Asian countries using KST all year

  • North Korea
  • South Korea

Other time zones in UTC +9:00

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

KST time now


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • UTC Offset: UTC +9:00
  • 13 hours ahead of Washington DC

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Example cities

South Korea – Seoul (All Year)

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