Daylight saving time in Bangladesh

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BST in relation with the bordering nations

Bangladesh Daylight Saving Time, commonly abbreviated as BDST is the time zone of Bangladesh which was observed throughout the whole country, with a time offset of UTC+7:00. Bangladesh observes Daylight saving time. Bangladesh Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 90.00° E longitude, which passes over the Harukandi Union of Harirampur Upazila of Manikganj District of Dhaka Division, Bangladesh.

On 1 June 2009 the Government of Bangladesh introduced the UTC+7 offset to utilize daylight savings. Following this decision, the time was advanced by 1 hour on 19 June 2009 at midnight. Prior to that, the country observed a time offset of UTC+6.[1] Former time offset UTC+6 was resumed on 1 January 2010.

In 2010, DST would be used between 1 April and 31 October 2010, but it was cancelled.[citation needed] Therefore Bangladesh did not observe DST in 2010, citing "public interest".[2]


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