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World Time Zones {Fun Facts Infographic}

World Time Zones

World Time Zones

Post Last Modified – April 17, 2024 ¦

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Interesting Global Time Zones Facts

If you’ve been following my blog here, then you must know by now that I always enjoy posting colorful travel infographic posters that come recommended to me. Below, is a fun and interesting …

⏰ World Time Zones ⏰

Fun Facts Infographic Chart.

9 Weird Facts you probably weren’t aware of about a few 🌎 Time Zones Around the World. When traveling abroad, definitely adjusting to the different time zones can take a toll on the body, along with contributing to jet lag. 

Have a look at the fun chart below and perhaps learn something new at the same time, like I did!

Nine Weird Time Zones Facts You Didn’t Know

❓ What Is a Time Zone ❓

“The term time zone can be used to describe several different things, but mostly it refers to the local time of a region or a country.”

Russia Time Zones

World Time Zones Fun Facts #1

World Time Zones
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Did you know that Russia has 9 different time zones? ❓ In 2011, they advanced their clocks forward for daylight savings and didn’t move them back for three years.

I wonder why? Did they forget? 🙂

Argentina Time Zones

World Time Zones Fun Facts #2

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Apparently, what happened in Russia at that time, also happened in Argentina. They switched to Daylight Savings Time and stayed there.

Good on em! 🙂

Spain Time Zones

World Time Zones Fun Facts #3

Spain Architecture

In Spain, Franco  (Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish General who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939). He changed the countries time zone to be in line with Hitler’s Germany in 1940.

That’s why there is an hour difference between themselves and their neighbor Portugal.

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China Time Zones

World Time Zones Fun Facts #4

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China is the third largest country in the world, which according to time experts, should have five different time zones.

Instead they only use one, which means some areas in the country can stay dark until 10 am in the morning! 🙁

World  Time Zones Fun Facts Infographic

World Time Zones Infographic

Australia Time Zones

World Time Zones Fun Facts #5

Sunset at Ayers Rock Australia

Australia has three time zones in the country. However, parts of Australia use daylight savings time, while others do not.

So in the summer months, there are actually five different time zones.

Standard Time Zone

World Time Zones Fun Facts #6

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There are seven specific countries around the world that use a {Standard Time Zone}, to the nearest half hour. They include;

Venezuela, Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, North Korea and Burma

Nepal Time Zone

World Time Zones Fun Facts #7

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Nepal has a time zone of {UTC+5.45} going for the nearest quarter hour, known as Nepal Standard Time. Their time is offset from; Coordinated Universal Time and is one of three zones that have this 45 minute offset from UTC.

Coordinated Universal Time or Universal Time Coordinated (UTC).

Are you confused yet? I certainly am! 🙁

Israel Time Zone

World Time Zones Fun Facts #8

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Yes, some countries have their own rules when beginning and finishing DST or Daylight Saving Time. For example, a law in Israel requires that summer must last at least 150 days.

5 whole months, wow! I can take that living here in 🍁 Canada!

I and like so many of us living here on the west coast of Canada, cannot understand why we come off daylight savings time in the first place, each and every year.

We love staying on 🌅 daylight savings here and it’s proven to be much healthier for you as well!

Universal Time (UTC)

World Time Zones Fun Facts #9

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In finishing up here and to really confuse you, {Coordinated Universal Time} or (UTC), is often interchanged with times zones like – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

GMT is basically the label used in the United Kingdom, just as other countries use other time labels. For example; Western European Time Zone or (WET) is the name of the time zone in – Portugal, which is the same as UTC +00:00.

Now I’m totally confused! 🙁

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There you have it!

A fun and colorful infographic chart on ⏰ Time Zones that you always wanted to know and to rattle your mind a bit. Wikipedia defines Times Zones as;

“A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions, because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time.”

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