Time zones of South Asia (numbers are hours ahead of UTC)

The time in Afghanistan follows a single standard time offset of UTC+04:30 (four and a half hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time),[1] even though the country spans almost two geographical time zones.

The official national standard time is called Afghanistan Time (AFT) internationally.[2][3][4]

Daylight saving time

Afghanistan has never observed daylight saving time (also known as DST or summer time). Afghanistan uses only one time zone across the whole nation and all its territories.

IANA time zone database

The territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is covered in the IANA time zone database. The IANA time zone identifier for Afghanistan is Asia/Kabul.[5][6]

For Afghanistan, the tz database time zones contains one zone in the file zone.tab.

Columns marked with * are from the file zone.tab of the database.

c.c.* coordinates* TZ* comments* Standard time Summer time Notes
AF +3431+06912 Asia/Kabul tUTC+04:30

See also


  1. ^ "Capital". The World Factbook. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan Time (AFT)". worlddata.info. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan Time – AFT Time Zone (Standard Time)". timeanddate.com. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Current Time In Afghanistan". calendarhours.com. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Asia/Kabul". zeitverschiebung.net. Retrieved 25 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Current Time In Kabul". calendarhours.com. Retrieved 25 November 2023.