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|Long Name:||Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal|
Time Zone Currently Being Used in Nepal
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC +5:45||NPT||Nepal Time||Kathmandu||Tue, 6:27:41 am|
Nepal Time Zone
Unlike most countries, Nepal, with its UTC offset of +5:45, has a 45-minute offset instead of the usual full-hour offset: Clocks in Nepal are 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of UTC. The time difference from its neighboring country, India, is only 15 minutes.
15 Minute Change
From 1920 through 1955, Nepal followed India's UTC offset of +5:30. However, when Indian Standard Time (IST) was introduced after India's independence in 1956, Nepal decided to change its clocks by 15 minutes to Nepal Time.