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Azerbaijan Cancels Daylight Saving Time

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Published 17-Mar-2016

Azerbaijan has cancelled Daylight Saving Time (DST) and will not move the clocks forward on March 27, 2016.

Seaside boulevard in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Seaside boulevard in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan has cancelled DST and will not move the clocks forward on March 27, 2016. Seaside boulevard in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Clock Changes in Azerbaijan

10 Days Before Due Switch

Azerbajan was due to move the clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 27, 2016.

However, the Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers cancelled the switch today, only 10 days before the planned change.

Standard Time all Year

The country will remain on standard time all year, using the time zone called Azerbaijan Time (AZT).

Azerbaijan has used DST on and off since 1981.

Proposed Last Week

According to Azerbaijani news sources the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences discussed the practice of DST last week, and it proposed to the Cabinet to abolish DST. Health and technical issues are stated as the main reasons against the use of DST.

The Pros and Cons of DST

Current time in
Baku

10:19:57pm

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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