The World Clock Country & State Pages show the local times, time zones, capital, country code, and a time zone map for a country or state of your choice.
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Country or State Overview
The Country Pages provide an overview of current local times and time zones in the selected country. For some countries, we also offer separate pages for each state.
From here, you can access nearly all of the information we provide about that country or state in services all across timeanddate.com.
For more detailed information about a location, click on any of the cities listed on the Country Page or State Page. This will take you to the City Page.
Questions about the City Page? Find answers here!
What Does the Country/State Page Show?
Current local time
For countries or states where all or most areas follow the same local time, an analog clock appears near the top of the page showing the current time. For countries with multiple time zones, such as the United States, the current local times in each time zone are displayed below the time zone map further down the page. For states with more than one time zone, such as Kentucky, they appear in the list of locations in the center of the page.
If you are unsure of the time zone for a location, enter its name into the search field. This will take you to the location's City Page, which includes the current local time and information about its time zone.
Use the search field to access information about a different country, state, or city.
Problems? See “The search lists several places with the same name. Which is the one I'm looking for?” in the FAQ section below.
Weather, Time Zone, DST, and Sun & Moon tabs
Use the navigation tabs next to the search field to access the General Country or State Page (Time/General tab) or the sub-pages dedicated to specific topics, such as Weather, Time Zone, and Sun & Moon for the country.
Time Zone Map
On the country pages, the time zone map below the search field and tabs shows the time zones the country currently observes and the local times in each time zone. This map takes into account all Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes in real-time, meaning that it always shows the current situation and changes its appearance when there is a DST clock change. Click on a location in or below the map to receive more detailed information.
To see a similar map for the whole world, visit our Time Zone Map.
List of cities
On the country and state pages, we list some of the most important cities in the selected country, showing the current local time for each. Click on a city for more detailed information.
List of the country's dependencies
For countries with dependent territories, a list showing all dependencies appears below the list of cities. In most cases, each dependency has its own Country Page, which you can access by clicking on the territory's name in the list.
Tools & Converters
Click on the links below Tools & Converters to use the capital city of the selected country or state as a starting point for different kinds of calculations:
- The Meeting Planner provides a color-coded overview of the best times to have a meeting with participants in the city and in other time zones.
- The Time Zone Converter shows local times around the world that correspond to the local time in the city.
- The Event Time Announcer allows you to calculate and share world times for an event happening in this city.
- The Time Difference Calculator shows time differences between this and other cities worldwide.
- The Distance Calculator computes the air distance from this city to a location of your choice.
- The Free Clock service gives you an HTML code for a clock showing the local time in the city, which you can embed in your website or blog.
Note: For countries or states with multiple time zones, the local time in the capital may differ from the local time in the location for which you wish to make a calculation. If that is the case, please make sure to select the correct location after following one of the links mentioned above.
Calendar & Holidays
This section is dedicated to holidays and calendars for the selected country or state. Click on the Create calendar... link to see a calendar for this country and the current year.
The links below Upcoming Holidays provide an overview of the next holidays in the country or state. Click on them to find out more. For a full list, click on More Holidays in... at the bottom.
This column shows some of the most important airports in the country or state. This is not an exhaustive list. To find airports around a location, please open the City Page for that location, for example by using the search field near the top of the page, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is the current time not shown?
For countries or states with multiple time zones, Multiple Time Zones is displayed instead of the current local time near the top of the page. However, the current time in each time zone is displayed below the time zone map a little further down, as well as in the list of locations below the map.
How accurate are the clocks?
Displaying the correct time for locations around the world is our core business, so we make sure to deliver clocks you can rely on. We use the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to synchronize our servers to a number of time servers operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as other similar institutions. This means the time we send to your browser is extremely accurate.
However, there are some factors we cannot control that may cause the time displayed on your screen to be very slightly off. For example, this may be the case if the time signal we transmit is somehow delayed on its way from our servers to your browser. We have a simple but effective mechanism in place to synchronize the client time (the time shown on your screen) to our server time. However, if you are on a very slow internet connection, this synchronization process may be slightly inaccurate. In most cases, this inaccuracy should amount to less than 1 second. If you think the time is slightly off, please refresh the page in your browser.
Where did the full-screen clock and the pop-up window go?
Both options are still available for countries or states with a single time zone and for all cities and locations in our database. To access them, first click on the analog clock in the top-left corner.
To view the time in full-screen mode, click on Fullscreen in the top-right corner; to open a pop-up window showing the time, click on Popup Window in the top-right corner. Click on Exit to return to the standard city page display.
Why does it show the wrong time or time zone?
Although mistakes can of course always happen, the time we display for each country or state is most probably correct. Before sending in your error report, please consider the following:
- Many countries and territories regularly change their clocks as Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts and ends. Perhaps there has been a clock change recently that you were not aware of? To check, please click on the DST Changes tab.
- Are you looking at the United Kingdom or Ireland? If so, please note that neither the UK nor Ireland observe GMT while DST is active, so clocks there are 1 hour ahead of GMT during that period.
- If the time seems to be off by a smaller amount, up to 1 or 2 minutes, you may be looking at an outdated version of the page. Please try reloading the page to see if that solves the problem.
If all this does not help, please let us know.
The time has the wrong format. How do I change between the 24-hour and AM/PM clock?
We support both 24-hour and 12-hour (am/pm) clock formats. To change the format, please go to My Units and make a selection in the Time Format drop-down.
Why doesn't my town appear in the map or list?
To provide a clean, uncluttered overview, we list only a small selection of the millions of locations in our database on the Country and State Pages.
Why isn't my town included?
Our database of locations includes thousands of cities worldwide, and we now offer an additional 6 million places via the GeoNames database. If you still don't find your town, please let us know, and we will consider adding it.
The search lists several places with the same name. Which is the one I'm looking for?
When you type the location into the search field and it suggests several places by the same name, first have a look at the country flag and the description in parentheses to identify the city you are looking for. If it is still unclear, click on one of the locations and check the geographical position on the map or via the longitude/latitude information.
Where can I find more information about the site and its services?
The General FAQ Page answers your questions about timeanddate.com, our services, site-wide settings and customization options, as well as advertising and copyright policies.