The map above shows the world’s time zones, nothing more, nothing less. It was created by Branden Rishel over at Cartographers without borders, another really awesome map site.
A few countries and territories have clear outlines due to weird time zone decisions including:
- China (officially just one time zone for the whole country, UTC+08:00)
- Argentina, which is on UTC-3:00 time (should be UTC-4:00 or UTC-5:00) and which also only sometimes observes daylight savings time.
- Iceland, which is on GMT despite being significantly to the west of Greenwich.
- The Canadian province of Newfoundland, which has time zone that is 3:30 mins behind UTC (UTC-3:30)
- India and Sri Lanka which both use Indian Standard Time or UTC+5:30.
- Iran, which uses Iran Standard Time (UTC+03:30).
- Nepal which uses the bizarre Nepal Standard Time or UTC+5:45. Which means if it’s 12pm UTC then it will be 5:45pm in Nepal.
Notice anything else interesting, please leave a comment below: