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Time zones in Europe

Europe is a continent located in the northern hemisphere and is divided into a number of different time zones. Some of the major time zones in Europe are:

  • UTC+01:00: This time zone is observed in Western and Central Europe, including France, Germany, and Italy.
  • UTC+02:00: This time zone is observed in Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria and Romania.
  • UTC+03:00: This time zone is observed in Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine.
  • UTC+04:00: This time zone is observed in Eastern Europe, including Armenia and Georgia.
  • UTC+05:00: This time zone is observed in Western Asia, including Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Note that many European 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 to make better use of sunlight during the longer days of summer. Some European countries that observe DST include the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Portugal.

Europe is a diverse continent with a rich history and culture. It is home to a variety of landscapes, from snowy mountains to sunny beaches, and is an important center of political, economic, and cultural activity.

Move your cursor above that European country you want to see the current time for and click to view the time zone and your actual time details.


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The following table lists the European time zone abbreviations.

The term “IST” is not the legal abbreviation to describe Irish Summer Time but is commonly used. IST is described as “summer time”, according to Irish law, while Irish Standard Time is described as both “standard time” and “winter time”.

Abbreviation Full name Other abbreviations Timezone
BST British Summer Time   UTC + 1 hour
CEST Central European Summer Time MESZ UTC + 2 hours
CET Central European Time   UTC + 1 hour
EEST Eastern European Summer Time   UTC + 3 hours
EET Eastern European Time   UTC + 2 hours
GMT Greenwich Mean Time   UTC
IST Irish Standard Time   UTC + 1 hour
KUYT Kuybyshev Time   UTC + 4 hours
MSD Moscow Daylight Time   UTC + 4 hours
MSK Moscow Standard Time   UTC + 4 hours
SAMT Samara Time   UTC + 4 hours
WEST Western European Summer Time   UTC + 1 hour
WET Western European Time WEZ UTC

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