Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2012

Who has DST in 2012?

Areas having DST in some period during 2012
No DST in 2012

Daylight Saving Time (DST) 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.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 2012
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Åland IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AlbaniaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
AndorraAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 2012
Some locationsSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
Palmer StationSunday, September 2Sunday, April 29
Troll StationThursday, March 1*Wednesday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ArgentinaMost locationsNo DST in 2012
San LuisDST all year in 2012
ArmeniaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaNo DST in 2012
Lord Howe IslandSunday, October 7Sunday, April 1
Macquarie IslandDST all year in 2012
AustriaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
AzerbaijanMost locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
XankendiNo DST in 2012
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BarbadosAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BelarusAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BermudaAll locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BrazilMost locationsSunday, October 21Sunday, February 26
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, regions of Mato GrossoNo DST in 2012
BahiaDoes not start this yearSunday, February 26
TocantinsSunday, October 21Does not end this year
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 2012
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BulgariaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CanadaMost locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 2012
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ChileMost locationsSunday, September 2Sunday, April 29
Easter IslandSaturday, September 1Saturday, April 28
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Cook IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CroatiaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
CubaAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, November 4
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
CyprusAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
DenmarkAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 2012
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2012
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 2012
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 2012
EgyptAll locationsNo DST in 2012
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
EstoniaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Falkland IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Faroe IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FijiAll locationsSunday, October 21Sunday, January 22
FinlandAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
FranceAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GeorgiaMost locationsNo DST in 2012
SukhumiSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GermanyAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GibraltarAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreeceAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GreenlandMost locationsSaturday, March 24Saturday, October 27
Some locationsNo DST in 2012
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Thule Air BaseSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 2012
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
HaitiAll locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 2012
HungaryAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 2012
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
IranAll locationsWednesday, March 21Friday, September 21
IraqAll locationsNo DST in 2012
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
IsraelAll locationsFriday, March 30Sunday, September 23
ItalyAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
JamaicaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
JordanAll locationsFriday, March 30Does not end this year
KazakhstanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 2012
KosovoAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 2012
KyrgyzstanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 2012
LatviaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LebanonAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
LibyaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
LiechtensteinAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LithuaniaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MacauAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MaltaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MexicoMost locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, October 28
Baja California, much of Chihuahua, much of Tamaulipas, much of Nuevo LeónSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
HermosilloNo DST in 2012
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MoldovaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MonacoAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MongoliaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MontenegroAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MoroccoAll locationsSunday, April 29*Sunday, September 30*
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 2012
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NamibiaAll locationsSunday, September 2Sunday, April 1
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
New CaledoniaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 2012
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
NorwayAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsFriday, March 30Friday, September 21
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ParaguayAll locationsSunday, October 7Sunday, April 8
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 2012
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
PolandAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
PortugalAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 2012
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
RussiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SamoaAll locationsSunday, September 30Sunday, April 1
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SerbiaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SloveniaAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 2012
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
South SudanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SpainAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SudanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 2012
SwedenAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SwitzerlandAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
SyriaAll locationsFriday, March 30Friday, October 26
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 2012
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TunisiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 2012
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
UkraineAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 2012
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 25Sunday, October 28
United StatesMost locationsSunday, March 11Sunday, November 4
Hawaii, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaNo DST in 2012
UruguayAll locationsSunday, October 7Sunday, March 11
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2012
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 2012
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 2012
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
Western SaharaAll locationsSunday, April 29*Sunday, September 30*
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 2012
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 2012
* Some locations have multiple periods of DST: the start of the first period and end of the last period are listed.
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Daylight Saving Time Changes:

DST Summary Worldwide 2012
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all167China
At least one location observes DST80United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year71Iran
Many locations observe DST part of the year9United States
At least one location observes DST all year2Macquarie Island

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