Africa is divided into several different time zones, determined by the longitude of a particular region. The time zones in Africa are as follows:
- UTC+01:00: This time zone is observed in countries in Western and Northern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
- UTC+02:00: This time zone is observed in countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.
- UTC+03:00: This time zone is observed in countries in Eastern Africa, including Djibouti and Somalia.
Many African countries observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), which temporarily shifts the standard time in a region by one hour during certain parts of the year. This is done better by using sunlight during the longer days of summer. Some African countries that observe DST include South Africa, Egypt, and Libya.
Move your cursor above that African area you want to see the current time for and click to view the time zone and your actual time details.
Scroll with your mouse to zoom, or use the zoom buttons on the left side of the map. For Google Street View, pull that small yellow man from the left side on the Africa map.
Time zones in Africa
The following table lists the African time zone abbreviations.
|Abbreviation||Full name||Other abbreviations||Timezone|
|CAT||Central Africa Time||UTC + 2 hours|
|CET||Central European Time||MEZ||UTC + 1 hour|
|CVT||Cape Verde Time||UTC – 1 hour|
|EAT||Eastern Africa Time||UTC + 3 hours|
|EEST||Eastern European Summer Time||UTC + 3 hours|
|EET||Eastern European Time||UTC + 2 hours|
|GMT||Greenwich Mean Time||UTC|
|MUT||Mauritius Time||UTC + 4 hours|
|RET||Reunion Time||UTC + 4 hours|
|SAST||South Africa Standard Time||UTC + 2 hours|
|SCT||Seychelles Time||UTC + 4 hours|
|WAST||West Africa Summer Time||UTC + 2 hours|
|WAT||West Africa Time||UTC + 1 hour|
|WEST||Western European Summer Time||WESZ||UTC + 1 hour|
|WET||Western European Time||UTC|
|WST||Western Sahara Summer Time||UTC + 1 hour|
|WT||Western Sahara Standard Time||UTC|
Time zones in other regions
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America