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CET – Central European Time / European Central Time (Standard Time)

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

Also known as: ECT – European Central Time, CET – Central Europe Time

Europe: CET is currently not observed because locations are on summer time / daylight saving time and are observing CEST.

Time zone map of CET
Currently observing CET.
Observes CET part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +1).
Currently observing CET – Central European Time.
Observes CET – Central European Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as CET (UTC +1) but different time zone name.

Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is in use during standard time in: Europe, Africa.

This time zone is often called Central European Time.

See full time zone map

Summer Time & DST

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

Where and When is CET Observed?

Europe

Africa

African countries using CET all year:

Other Time Zones in UTC +1

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