Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The country in the world with the most time zones: a total of twelve

The UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) standard divides the planet into 38 time zones.

There are 38 different time zones on Earth, established according to the standard UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). Some countries have more than one. For example, spain there are two, since the time of Canary Islands is different from the one followed by the rest of the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, there Balearic Islands, Ceuta y Melilla.

It is the record for the country in the world with the most time zones that are kept by France, which has a total of 12. This is due to the large number of former colonies with which it maintains ties, because they are territories located far from the old continent and spread over different parts of the planet. There 12 French time zones is the following.

  1. UTC-10:00: Most of French Polynesia
  2. UTC-09:30: Marquesas Islands
  3. UTC-09:00: Gambier Islands
  4. UTC-08:00: Clipperton Island
  5. UTC-04:00: Guadalupe, Martinique, Saint Bartholomew y Without Martin
  6. UTC-03:00: French Guiana, Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  7. UTC+01:00: France continental
  8. UTC+03:00: Mayotte e Islands spread across the Indian Ocean
  9. UTC+04:00: meeting e Islas Crozet
  10. UTC+05:00: Kerguelen Islands, Saint Paul y Amsterdam
  11. UTC+11:00: new caledonia
  12. UTC+12:00: Wallis and Futuna

This list is not taken into account Adélie Land an area located at the eastern end Antarctica. Although France has claimed this territory, to which it would add 13 different time zones, its claim is restricted to the conditions of Antarctic Treaty signed in 1959.

Other countries with multiple time zones

The official website Guinness World Records pointed out that the countries with more time zones after France USA y Russia, and 11 each. they follow them Antarctica, Australia y United Kingdom and nine, while Canada there are six

Other countries know that the large extensions on the map have less time zones than they would actually correspond to. Everyone who lives in China follow the time of Beijing except for the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Something similar happens with India and one-time zone.

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