Central European Time

  • central european time
    world time zones map.png
    world map with the time zone highlighted
    utc offset
    cetutc+01:00
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    observance of dst
    dst is observed throughout this time zone.
    time in europe:
    western european time / greenwich mean time (utc)
    western european time / greenwich mean time (utc)
    western european summer time / british summer time / irish standard time (central european time (utc+1)
    central european summer time (utc+2)
    eastern european time / kaliningrad time (utc+2)
    eastern european time (utc+2)
    eastern european summer time (utc+3)
    further-eastern european time / moscow time / turkey time (utc+3)
    pale colours indicate where standard time is observed all year; dark colours indicate where a summer time is observed
    time zones of africa:
     -01:00  cape verde time[a]
     ±00:00  greenwich mean time
     +01:00  west africa time
     +02:00 
    • central africa time
    • south african standard time
     +03:00  east africa time
     +04:00 
    • mauritius time[b]
    • seychelles time[b]
    a the islands of cape verde are to the west of the african mainland.
    b mauritius and the seychelles are to the east and north-east of madagascar respectively.

    central european time (cet), used in most parts of europe and a few north african countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of coordinated universal time (utc). the time offset from utc can be written as utc+01:00. the same standard time, utc+01:00, is also known as middle european time (met, german: mez) and under other names like berlin time, warsaw time and romance standard time (rst), paris time or rome time.[1]

    the 15th meridian east is the central axis for utc+01:00 in the world system of time zones.

    as of 2011, all member states of the european union observe summer time; those that during the winter use cet use central european summer time (cest) (or: utc+02:00, daylight saving time) in summer (from last sunday of march to last sunday of october).[2]

    a number of african countries use utc+01:00 all year long, where it is called west africa time (wat),[3] although algeria, morocco, and tunisia also use the term central european time.[4]

  • usage
  • discrepancies between official cet and geographical cet
  • see also
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Central European Time
World Time Zones Map.png
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
CETUTC+01:00
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Observance of DST
DST is observed throughout this time zone.
Time zones of Africa:
 -01:00  Cape Verde Time[a]
 ±00:00  Greenwich Mean Time
 +01:00  West Africa Time
 +02:00 
 +03:00  East Africa Time
 +04:00 
a The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.

Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time offset from UTC can be written as UTC+01:00. The same standard time, UTC+01:00, is also known as Middle European Time (MET, German: MEZ) and under other names like Berlin Time, Warsaw Time and Romance Standard Time (RST), Paris Time or Rome Time.[1]

The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones.

As of 2011, all member states of the European Union observe summer time; those that during the winter use CET use Central European Summer Time (CEST) (or: UTC+02:00, daylight saving time) in summer (from last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October).[2]

A number of African countries use UTC+01:00 all year long, where it is called West Africa Time (WAT),[3] although Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia also use the term Central European Time.[4]