Which Countries Have The Most Time Zones?


Have you ever wondered which countries have the most time zones? If you have, you are in the right place to find out and expand your knowledge.

A time zone is defined as one region of the globe that has the same standard time. Every time zone is calculated by the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is representing the primary standard time in the world. The Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) was used to regulate the time until it was replaced with the UTC which was more precise. In GMT, the leap seconds are not considered which makes the UTC more precise.

Each time zone is very important because each zone is representing a positive or negative offset from UTC. The longitude of UTC is 0° and heading west, each 15° is marking one hour ahead of UTC. Because of this, countries like Mexico and Brazil which have large territory have more than one time zones, or at least some of them do. China and India are countries which should have more than one time zones, but they decided to use only one for the whole country. If China followed the rule of 15°, they should have even eight different time zones.

Insider Monkey already has an answer to your question. They collected data from World Atlas who already accounted the time zones of different. If you want to expand your knowledge, check Insider Monkey’s list of 10 countries that have the most time zones.


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