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Tz world mp-color.svg
From based on 2012c data
Data from the file ""
of the tz database
Country code
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
(ISO 6709)
Comments S & SE Brazil (GO, DF, MG, ES, RJ, SP, PR, SC, RS)
Other data from tz database
UTC offset
(ISO 8601)
UTC offset DST
(ISO 8601)
External links

America/Sao_Paulo is a time zone identifier from the zone file of the IANA time zone database. The data is as follows:

S & SE Brazil (GO, DF, MG, ES, RJ, SP, PR, SC, RS)

The reference point is São Paulo.

Covered area[edit]

The covered area is defined by country subdivisions, the two letter codes in the description have equivalents in the codes for the states and the federal district as in ISO 3166-2:BR.

Pre-1970 differences[edit]

Between 1963-10-23 and 1963-12-09 in Brazil only Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo had summer time, but on request a split from America/Sao_Paulo was rejected with the reasoning that since 1970 the clocks were the same in the whole region [1].

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