UTC+14:00

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UTC+14:00
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UTC+14:00 is an identifier for a +14 hour time offset from UTC. This is the highest time zone, meaning that areas in this zone are the first to see a new day, and therefore the first to celebrate a New Year.

UTC+14 stretches as far as 30° east of the 180° longitude line and creates a large fold in the International Date Line.

As standard time (all year round)[edit]

UTC+14: Blue (December), Orange (June), Yellow (all year round), Light Blue - Sea areas

Oceania[edit]

As daylight saving time (Southern Hemisphere summer)[edit]

Oceania[edit]

History[edit]

The central Pacific Republic of Kiribati introduced a change of date for its eastern half on 1 January 1995, from time zones −11 and −10 to +13 and +14. Before this, the time zone UTC+14 did not exist. As a British colony, Kiribati was centered in the Gilbert Islands, just west of the old date line. Upon independence in 1979, the new republic acquired the Phoenix and Line Islands from the United States, so that the country was now divided by the date line. Government offices on opposite sides of the line could only communicate by radio or telephone on the four days of the week when both sides experienced weekdays simultaneously.

The revision of Kiribati's time zone meant that the date line in effect moved eastwards to go around this country, so that the Line Islands, including the inhabited Kiritimati island, started the year 2000 on its territory before any other country on earth, a feature which the Kiribati government capitalized upon as a potential tourist draw.[1]

Tonga – IANA time zone database zone name Pacific/Tongatapu – used UTC+14 for daylight saving time from 1999 to 2002,[2] and therefore celebrated new year 2000 at the same time as the Line Islands in Kiribati.

At the end of 29 December 2011 (UTC−10), Samoa advanced its standard time from UTC−11 to UTC+13 (and its daylight saving time from UTC−10 to UTC+14), essentially moving the international date line to the other side of the country.[3][4] Following Samoa’s decision, Tokelau also advanced its standard time (used without daylight saving time), from UTC−11 to UTC+13.[5]

See also[edit]

  • UTC-12:00, the last time zone to start a new day

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