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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.

Please use the search field on the right to find the correct local time in any city.

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.

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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

European countries using CET in the winter and CEST in the summer:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (mainland)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Holy See/Vatican City
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia, Republic of
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain - except Canary Islands, which are on WET/WEST
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Africa

African countries using CET all year:

  • Algeria
  • Tunisia

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: