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When Year 2000 starts around the world

Below is a table of when year 2000 starts around the world, that is when the clocks turn to midnight and January 1st year 2000. The table is sorted so the first ones are at the top, and the last ones are at the bottom.

Table description


The official year 2000 (as opposed to the year 2000 in local time) starts as GMT/UTC rollover to year 2000, in Greenwich, England.

See also: when the 3rd Millennium / year 2001 starts around the world.
A countdown to year 2000 showing most of these cities is also available, in interactive, applet version or static version.
A table of the first sunrise these places will be available later.

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31 Dec 1999 - 10:00Count!Use
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Kiritimati on the Christmas Islands, in Kiribati, and Tonga in the Pacific are the first to celebrate year 2000
Places: Kiritimati (Kiribati - Christmas Islands), Nukualofa (Tonga)
31 Dec 1999 - 10:15Count!Use
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Chatham Island outside of New Zealand has a special timezone and seems to be the second place on earth to see the clocks go to year 2000
Places: Chatham Island (New Zealand)
31 Dec 1999 - 11:00Count!Use
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New Zealand, the South Pole base and Fiji are next to go.
Places: Suva (Fiji Islands), Wellington (New Zealand), Auckland (New Zealand), Rawaki (Kiribati - Phoenix Islands)
31 Dec 1999 - 12:00Count!Use
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Eastern Russia, some Pacific islands
Places: Anadyr (Russia), Kamchatka (Russia), Makwa (Nauru), Funafuti (Tuvalu), Tarawa (Kiribati), Majuro (Marshall Islands)
31 Dec 1999 - 12:30Count!Use
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Norfolk Island - Australia
Places: Kingston (Australia - Norfolk Island)
31 Dec 1999 - 13:00Count!Use
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Parts of eastern Australia and some pacific Islands
Places: Sydney (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Canberra (Australia), Vila (Vanuatu), Kolonia (Fed. states of Micronesia), Honiara (Solomon Islands), Noumea (France - New Caledonia), Lord Howe Island (Australia), Hobart (Australia - Tasmania)
31 Dec 1999 - 13:30Count!Use
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South Australia
Places: Adelaide (Australia)
31 Dec 1999 - 14:00Count!Use
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Queensland - Australia, a part of Russia and some islands far east in the Pacific
Places: Brisbane (Australia), Vladivostok (Russia), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Guam (U.S.A. - Mariana Islands)
31 Dec 1999 - 14:30Count!Use
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Northern Territory - Australia
Places: Darwin (Australia)
31 Dec 1999 - 15:00Count!Use
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Now Japan, Korea and far east Indonesia enters year 2000
Places: Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Ösaka (Japan), Yokohama (Japan), Taegu (South Korea), Sapporo (Japan), Pusan (South Korea), Nagoya (Japan), Köbe (Japan), Kyöto (Japan), Kitakyüshü (Japan), Kawasaki (Japan), Inch'on (South Korea), Fukuoka (Japan), Pyongyang (North Korea), Ternate (Indonesia - Halmahera), Ambon (Indonesia - Seram), Jayapura (Indonesia - Irian Jaya)
31 Dec 1999 - 16:00Count!Use
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China, parts of South-East Asia, Central Indonesia and rest of Australia
Places: Beijing (China), Taipei (Taiwan), Shanghai (China), Singapore (Singapore), Manila (Philippines), Hong Kong (China), Perth (Australia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), Zibo (China), Zhenghou (China), Wuhan (China), Tsingtao (China), Tientsin (China), Tangshan (China), Taiyuan (China), Sian (China), Shijiazhuang (China), Qiqihar (China), Nanchang (China) and many more...
31 Dec 1999 - 17:00Count!Use
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Indonesia and rest of South-East Asia
Places: Hanoi (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand), Jakarta (Indonesia - Java), Surabaya (Indonesia - Java), Krasnoyarsk (Russia), Vientiane (Laos), Saigon (Vietnam), Phnomh Penh (Cambodia), Palembang (Indonesia - Sumatera), Medan (Indonesia - Sumatera), Malang (Indonesia - Java), Bandung (Indonesia - Java), Surakarta (Indonesia - Java), Semarang (Indonesia - Java), The Settlement (Australia - Christmas Island)
31 Dec 1999 - 17:30Count!Use
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Burma with its half-hour timezone
Places: Rangoon (Burma)
31 Dec 1999 - 18:00Count!Use
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Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and parts of Russia
Places: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Novosibirsk (Russia), Omsk (Russia), Thimphu (Bhutan), Chittagong (Bangladesh)
31 Dec 1999 - 18:15Count!Use
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Nepal has its special timezone here
Places: Kathmandu (Nepal)
31 Dec 1999 - 18:30Count!Use
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All of India enters year 2000
Places: New Delhi (India), Calcutta (India), Mumbai (India), Delhi (India), Nãgpur (India), Chennai (India), Lucknow (India), Kãnpur (India), Jaipur (India), Hyderãbãd (India), Bangalore (India), Ahmadãbãd (India)
31 Dec 1999 - 19:00Count!Use
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Most of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan and parts of Russia are next
Places: Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Islamabad (Pakistan), Karachi (Pakistan), Lahore (Pakistan), Chelyabinsk (Russia), Sverdlovsk (Russia), Perm (Russia), Ufa (Russia), Faisalabad (Pakistan), Ashkhabad (Turkmenistan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Male (Maldives), Aqtobe (Kazakhstan), Port-aux-Francais (France - Kerguelen)
31 Dec 1999 - 19:30Count!Use
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Afghanistan
Places: Kabul (Afghanistan)
31 Dec 1999 - 20:00Count!Use
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Armenia, Azerbaijan, parts of Russia and Arabia, some islands in the Indian Ocean.
Places: Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Samara (Russia), Port Louis (Mauritius), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Aqtau (Kazakhstan), Victoria (Seychelles), Saint-Denis (Reunion)
31 Dec 1999 - 20:30Count!Use
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Iran
Places: Tehran (Iran)
31 Dec 1999 - 21:00Count!Use
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Most of western Asia and Arabia, parts of Russia, and eastern parts of Africa
Places: Moscow (Russia), Baghdad (Iraq), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aden (Yemen), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Antananarivo (Madagaskar), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Ad Dawhah (Qatar), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Sana (Yemen), Kazan (Russia), Novgorod (Russia), Sankt-Peterburg (Russia), Murmansk (Russia), Mogadishu (Somalia), Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Al Manamah (Bahrain), Asmera (Eritrea), Djibouti (Djibouti), Jiddah (Saudi Arabia) and many more...
31 Dec 1999 - 22:00Count!Use
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Eastern Europe and Turkey, parts of Africa - from North to South.
Places: Cairo (Egypt), Bucharest (Romania), Athens (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria), Ankara (Turkey), Khartoum (Sudan), Johannesburg (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe), Cape Town (South Africa), Beirut (Lebanon), Minsk (Belarus), Tallinn (Estonia), Jerusalem (Israel), Amman (Jordan), Istanbul (Turkey), Helsinki (Finland), Nicosia (Cyprus), Tel Aviv (Israel), Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia), Damascus (Syria), Alexandria (Egypt), Kiev (Ukraine), Pretoria (South Africa), Tripoli (Libya), Kishinev (Moldova), Izmir (Turkey) and many more...
31 Dec 1999 - 23:00Count!Use
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Western Europe, parts of Africa
Places: Brussels (Belgium), Geneva (Switzerland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Zürich (Switzerland), Warsaw (Poland), Vienna (Austria), Stockholm (Sweden), Rome (Italy), Paris (France), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Madrid (Spain), Algiers (Algeria), Lagos (Nigeria), Frankfurt (Germany), Belgrade (Yugoslavia - Serbia), Zagreb (Croatia), Prague (Czech Republic), Oslo (Norway), Gibraltar (U.K. - Gibraltar), Düsseldorf (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Skopje (Macedonia), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Hamburg (Germany), Tirane (Albania), Bern (Switzerland), Venice (Italy), Turin (Italy), Tunis (Tunisia), Palma (Spain), Nice (France), Naples (Italy), Munich (Germany), Kinshasa (Zaire), Kano Nigeria (Nigeria), Podgoriza (Yugoslavia - Montenegro) and many more...
1 Jan 2000 - 00:00Count!Use
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UTC-time, London, Portugal, Iceland, western Africa.
Places: London (U.K. - England), Dublin (Ireland), Casablanca (Morocco), Lisbon (Portugal), Reykjavik (Iceland), Glasgow (U.K. - Scotland), Porto (Portugal), Birmingham (U.K. - England), Belfast (U.K. - Northern Ireland), Dakar (Senegal), Edinburgh (U.K. - Scotland), Bamako (Mali), Tanger (Morocco), Rabat (Morocco), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Conakry (Guinea), Accra (Ghana), Liverpool (U.K. - England), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Monrovia (Liberia) and many more...
1 Jan 2000 - 01:00Count!Use
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Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Places: Azores (Portugal), Praia (Cape Verde)
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Eastern parts of South-America
Places: Sao Paulo (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Salvador (Brazil), Salvador (Brazil), Recife (Brazil), Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)
1 Jan 2000 - 03:00Count!Use
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Rest of eastern South-America
Places: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Asuncion (Paraguay), Montevideo (Uruguay), Nuuk (Denmark - Greenland), Stanley (U.K. - Falkland Islands), Cayenne (France - French Guiana), Paramaribo (Suriname)
1 Jan 2000 - 03:30Count!Use
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Newfoundland in Canada
Places: St. John's (Canada - Newfoundland)
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Eastern Canada, many Caribbean islands, parts of South-America
Places: Caracas (Venezuela), Halifax (Canada - Nova Scotia), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), La Paz (Bolivia), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Bermuda (U.K. - Bermuda), Manaus (Brazil), Georgetown (Guyana), Bridgetown (Barbados), Saint John (Canada - New Brunswick), Roseau (Dominica), Charlottetown (Canada - Pr.Edward I), Kingstown (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Castries (Saint Lucia), Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Willemstad (The Netherlands - Netherlands Antilles), Plymouth (U.K. - Montserrat), Fort-de-France (France - Martinique), Basse-Terre (France - Guadeloupe), Saint George's (Grenada) and many more...
1 Jan 2000 - 05:00Count!Use
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Eastern Time in Canada and USA, Western South-America
Places: Washington DC (U.S.A.), New York (U.S.A. - New York), Havana (Cuba), Detroit (U.S.A. - Michigan), Toronto (Canada - Ontario), Montreal (Canada - Quebec), Lima (Peru), Boston (U.S.A. - Massachusetts), Bogota (Colombia), Atlanta (U.S.A. - Georgia), Ottawa (Canada - Ontario), Nassau (Bahamas), Kingston (Jamaica), Indianapolis (U.S.A. - Indiana), Hartford (U.S.A. - Connecticut), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Columbia (U.S.A. - South Carolina), Louisville (U.S.A. - Kentucky), Tampa (U.S.A. - Florida), Richmond (U.S.A. - Virginia), Raleigh (U.S.A. - North Carolina), Philadelphia (U.S.A. - Pennsylvania), Panama (Panama), Quito (Ecuador), Québec (Canada - Quebec), Miami (U.S.A. - Florida), Medellin (Colombia), Albany (U.S.A. - New York), Harrisburg (U.S.A. - Pennsylvania) and many more...
1 Jan 2000 - 06:00Count!Use
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Central Time in Canada and USA, Mexico and most of Latin America
Places: Mexico City (Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala), Chicago (U.S.A. - Illinois), Montgomery (U.S.A. - Alabama), Winnipeg (Canada - Manitoba), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), San Salvador (El Salvador), St. Paul (U.S.A. - Minnesota), New Orleans (U.S.A. - Louisiana), Minneapolis (U.S.A. - Minnesota), Managua (Nicaragua), Houston (U.S.A. - Texas), Aguascalientes (Mexico), Des Moines (U.S.A. - Iowa), Dallas (U.S.A. - Texas), Jackson (U.S.A. - Mississippi), Kansas City (U.S.A. - Missouri), Baton Rouge (U.S.A. - Louisiana), Acapulco (Mexico), Veracruz (Mexico), Topeka (U.S.A. - Kansas), Austin (U.S.A. - Texas), Santa Ana (El Salvador), San Jose (Costa Rica), Regina (Canada - Saskatchewan), Oklahoma City (U.S.A. - Oklahoma), Nashville (U.S.A. - Tennessee), Madison (U.S.A. - Wisconsin), Little Rock (U.S.A. - Arkansas), Lincoln (U.S.A. - Nebraska), Leon (Mexico), Jefferson City (U.S.A. - Missouri), Iqaluit (Canada - Nunavut Territory) and many more...
1 Jan 2000 - 07:00Count!Use
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Mountain Time in Canada and USA
Places: Edmonton (Canada - Alberta), Denver (U.S.A. - Colorado), Phoenix (U.S.A. - Arizona), Aklavik (Canada - Northwest Territories), Yellowknife (Canada - Northwest Territories), Salt Lake City (U.S.A. - Utah), Mazatlan (Mexico), Santa Fe (U.S.A. - New Mexico), Helena (U.S.A. - Montana), Chihuahua (Mexico), Calgary (Canada - Alberta), El Paso (U.S.A. - Texas), Albuquerque (U.S.A. - New Mexico), Tucson (U.S.A. - Arizona), Mesa (U.S.A. - Arizona), Aurora (U.S.A. - Colorado), Cheyenne (U.S.A. - Wyoming), Boise (U.S.A. - Idaho)
1 Jan 2000 - 08:00Count!Use
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Pacific Time in Canada and USA
Places: Los Angeles (U.S.A. - California), San Francisco (U.S.A. - California), Vancouver (Canada - Brit. Columbia), Seattle (U.S.A. - Washington), San Diego (U.S.A. - California), Whitehorse (Canada - Yukon), Oakland (U.S.A. - California), San Jose (U.S.A. - California), Tijuana (Mexico), Sacramento (U.S.A. - California), Mexicali (Mexico), Las Vegas (U.S.A. - Nevada), Carson City (U.S.A. - Nevada), Salem (U.S.A. - Oregon), Long Beach (U.S.A. - California), Stockton (U.S.A. - California), Riverside (U.S.A. - California), Anaheim (U.S.A. - California), Adamstown (U.K. - Pitcairn), Portland (U.S.A. - Oregon)
1 Jan 2000 - 09:00Count!Use
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Alaska - USA
Places: Anchorage (U.S.A. - Alaska), Fairbanks (U.S.A. - Alaska), Nome (U.S.A. - Alaska), Juneau (U.S.A. - Alaska)
1 Jan 2000 - 10:00Count!Use
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Hawaii - USA, Tahiti and Cook Islands
Places: Honolulu (U.S.A. - Hawaii), Rarotonga (Cook Islands), Papeete (France - French Polynesia-Tahiti), Aleutian Islands (U.S.A. - Alaska)
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Western Samoa
Places: Apia (Samoa)
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