South America is a continent located in the southern hemisphere and divided into several different time zones. Some of the major time zones in South America are:
- UTC-03:00: This time zone is observed in the eastern part of the continent, including Brazil, French Guiana, and Suriname.
- UTC-04:00: This time zone is observed in the eastern and central parts of the continent, including Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
- UTC-05:00: This time zone is observed in the western part of the continent, including Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
- UTC-06:00: This time zone is observed in the western part of the continent, including Bolivia and Paraguay.
Note that many countries in South America 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 to make better use of sunlight during the longer days of summer. Some South American countries that observe DST include Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
South America is a diverse continent with a wide range of climates and landscapes. It is home to a variety of cultures, languages, and traditions and is an important center of political, economic, and cultural activity.
Move your cursor above that South American country 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 of the South American map.
The following table lists the South American time zone abbreviations.
|Abbreviation||Full name||Other abbreviations||Timezone|
|AMST||Amazon Summer Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|AMT||Amazon Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|ART||Argentina Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|BOT||Bolivia Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|BRST||Brasilia Summer Time||UTC – 2 hours|
|BRT||Brasília time||UTC – 3 hours|
|CLST||Chile Summer Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|CLT||Chile Standard Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|COT||Colombia Time||UTC – 5 hours|
|ECT||Ecuador Time||UTC – 5 hours|
|FKST||Falkland Islands Summer Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|FKT||Falkland Island Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|FNT||Fernando de Noronha Time||UTC – 2 hours|
|GFT||French Guiana Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|GYT||Guyana Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|PET||Peru Time||UTC – 5 hours|
|PYST||Paraguay Summer Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|PYT||Paraguay Time||UTC – 4 hours|
|SRT||Suriname Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|UYST||Uruguay Summer Time||UTC – 2 hours|
|UYT||Uruguay Time||UTC – 3 hours|
|VET||Venezuelan Standard Time||HLV||UTC – 4:30 hours|
Time zones in other regions
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- North America
- South America