Time zones of Africa:
Light Blue Cape Verde Time[a] (UTC−1)
Blue Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Red (UTC+1)
Ochre (UTC+2)
Green East Africa Time (UTC+3)
Turquoise (UTC+4)
a The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.
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Central Africa Time or CAT, is a time zone used in central and southern Africa. Central Africa Time is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+02:00), which is the same as the adjacent South Africa Standard Time, Egypt Standard Time, Eastern European Time, Kaliningrad Time and Central European Summer Time.

As this time zone is in the equatorial and tropical regions, there is little change in day length throughout the year and so daylight saving time is not observed.

Central Africa Time is observed by the following countries:

The following countries in Africa also use an offset of UTC+02:00 all-year round:

See also


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  2. ^ "Time Zones in Namibia". Time and Date. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  3. ^ "Time Zones in Sudan". Time and Date. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  4. ^ "Time Zones in South Sudan". Time and Date. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  5. ^ Akol, Priscah; Pal, Koang (2021-01-15). "South Sudan adopts new time zone - Makuei". Eye Radio. Retrieved 2024-02-04.