There are 24 time zones in the world. To determine the accurate time of a location, the course of one day is broken down into seconds and calculated. But it isn’t that simple. The 24 time zones, which are constructed according to each hour of the day, are theoretically drawn vertically over the globe like longitudes. The Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is used all across the world to keep track of time and data.
The following are some crucial points to remember about Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
- At 0 degrees longitude, it is a close version of Greenwich Mean Time or GMT.
- UTC is based on the International Atomic Time and is specified by the International Telecommunications Union Recommendation, Standard-frequency and time-signal emissions (TAI)
- To compensate for Earth’s decreasing rotation, leap seconds are added to days at regular intervals, according to the UTC.
- Positive and negative offsets from UTC are used to point to time zones, with GMT being the median.
- The easternmost time zone is twelve hours behind UTC and uses the UTC-12 time tag, whilst the westernmost time zone uses the UTC+12 time tag.
Every country on the planet has its own shape and size. Some are so large that they require 11 time zones to cover the entire country, while others are content with only one standard time. Furthermore, having many time zones is not solely due to a country’s size. Some governments have offshore colonies and territories that operate in a different time zone than their home country.
Take a Look at The Top Five Countries with The Most Time Zones
1. France: There are 12 different time zones in France, spanning from UTC-10 to UTC+12. The dispersed national territories of France account for this remarkable span. This is primarily due to places in French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. UTC-10, UTC-9:30, UTC-9, UTC-4, UTC-3, UTC + 1, UTC + 3, UTC + 5, UTC + 11, and UTC + 12 are the time zones in France.
2. United States of America: To cover its vast territory, the United States of America has 11 time zones. UTC-12 to UTC+12 are the different time zones. The government has yet to officially recognize two of these time zones (UTC-12 and UTC+12). The continent of the United States, on the other hand, has only six time zones. UTC?12:00, UTC-11, UTC-10, UTC-9, UTC-8, UTC-7, UTC-6, UTC-5, UTC-4, UTC+11, and UTC+12 are the time zones in the United States.
3. Russia: Russia is the only country in the world with all of its time zones on the continent. Russia, once the world’s largest country, contains 11 time zones. Russia has the most consecutive time zones of any country. UTC-2, UTC-3, UTC-4, UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7, UTC-8, UTC-9, UTC-10, UTC-11, and UTC-12 are the Russian time zones.
4. United Kingdom: The United Kingdom’s mainland is somewhat small. It is a little island in the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast. The British had extended colonies all over the world because of their naval prowess. As a result, the country still has time zones that are dispersed across the globe. The Island colonizers have nine time zones to follow from the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific Ocean to British Indian Ocean Territory: UTC-8, UTC-5, UTC-4, UTC-3, UTC-2, UTC (GMT), UTC+1, UTC=2, and UTC+6.
5. Australia: With eight time zones, Australia is the world’s sixth-largest country. Australia’s land mass and the islands it claims as national territory define the southern continent of Oceania. UTC+5, UTC+6:30, UTC+7, UTC+8, UTC+9:30, UTC+10, UTC+10:30, and UTC+11 are the Australian time zones.
The Indian Standard Time (IST), which is 5 hours and 30 minutes behind UTC, is the only time zone in the country.
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