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BRT – Brasília Time / Brazil Time (Standard Time)

Time Zone names, codes and abbreviations for Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (DST) around the world.

Also known as: BT – Brazil Time, BT – Brazilian Time

Time zone map of BRT
Currently observing BRT.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -3).
Currently observing BRT – Brasília Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as BRT (UTC -3) but different time zone name.

Brasília Time (BRT) is 3 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: South America.

This time zone is often called Brasília Time Zone.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use BRST (Brasília Summer Time) in the summer.

Where and When is BRT Observed?

South America

Brazilian states using BRT all year:

  • Alagoas (includes Maceió)
  • Amapá (includes Macapá)
  • Bahia (includes Salvador)
  • Ceará (includes Fortaleza)
  • Maranhão (includes São Luís)
  • Paraíba (includes João Pessoa)
  • Pará (includes Belém)
  • Pernambuco (includes Recife)
  • Piauí (includes Teresina)
  • Rio Grande do Norte (includes Natal)
  • Sergipe (includes Aracaju)
  • Tocantins (includes Palmas)

Brazilian states using BRT in the winter and BRST in the summer:

  • Distrito Federal (includes Brasilia)
  • Espírito Santo (includes Vitória)
  • Goiás (includes Goiânia)
  • Minas Gerais (includes Belo Horizonte)
  • Paraná (includes Curitiba)
  • Rio Grande do Sul (includes Porto Alegre)
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santa Catarina (includes Criciúma)
  • São Paulo

Other Time Zones in UTC -3

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