Central European Summer Time

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Image:Time zones of Europe.png
Time zones of Europe:
blue Western European Time / Western European Summer Time (UTC+0 / UTC+1).
red Central European Time / Central European Summer Time (UTC+1 / UTC+2).
green Eastern European Time / Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+2 / UTC+3).
khaki Moscow Time / Moscow Summer Time (UTC+3 / UTC+4).
Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving

Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used as a summer daylight saving time in most European and some North African countries. During the winter, Central European Time (UTC+1) is used.

Central European Summer Time used to be also known under other names, such as Middle European Summer Time (MEST).

[edit] Usage

The following countries and territories use Central European Summer Time during the summer, between 1:00 UTC on the last Sunday of March and 1:00 UTC on the last Sunday of October. (Note that CEST is commonly referred to, in those countries which use it, as CET, for simplicity. that is, a one hour positive offset from UK time throughout the year.)

CEST was used also in years 1993–1995 in Portugal.

[edit] See also

de:Sommerzeit fr:Central European Summer Time ja:中央ヨーロッパ夏時間 sr:Средњеевропско летње време

Central European Summer Time

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