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The legal and cultural expectations for date formats vary among populations. This page gives an overview of the Gregorian calendar date formats in general use[clarification needed].

Using localised date formats causes ambiguity when a date is interpreted differently by individuals in different parts of the world. For the international standard, which should be used whenever a written date might be viewed by individuals from more than just one country, see ISO 8601.

Usage map[edit]

Colour      Order styles Endianness Main regions and countries
(approximate population of each region in millions)
Rough population
in millions
  Yellow
YMD B Bhutan, China (1385), Koreas (75), Taiwan (24), Hungary (10), Iran (80), Japan (125), Lithuania (5), Mongolia (5). Known in other countries due to ISO 8601. 1745
  Cyan
DMY L Asia (Central, SE, West), Australia (25), New Zealand (5), parts of Europe (c. 640), Latin America (625), North Africa (195), India (1315), Indonesia (265), Bangladesh (165), Russia (145) 3565
  Magenta
MDY M United States (325), Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands 326
- YDM M used in Kazakh in Kazakhstan (Russian in Kazakhstan has DMY), Latvian in Latvia
  Red
DMY, MDY L, M Malaysia (35), Nigeria (190), Philippines (105), Saudi Arabia (35), Somalia (10) 380
  Green
DMY, YMD L, B Afghanistan (28), Albania (3), Austria (9), Germany (82), Kenya (49), Macau (1), Maldives, Montenegro, Namibia (2), Nepal (29), Singapore (6), South Africa (56), Sri Lanka (21), Sweden (10)[1], Poland (38)[2] 225
  Black
YMD, DMY, MDY B, M, L Canada (35) 36

Listing[edit]

Table coding[edit]

All examples use example date 1996-04-22 / 22 April 1996 / April 22, 1996 – except where a single-digit day is illustrated.

Basic components of a calendar date for the most common calendar systems:

Y – year
M – month
D – day

Order of the basic components:

Bbig-endian (year, month, day), e.g. 1996-04-22 or 1996.04.22 or 1996/04/22
Llittle-endian (day, month, year), e.g. 22.04.1996 or 22/04/1996 or 22-04-1996 or 22 April 1996
Mmiddle-endian (month, day, year), e.g. 04/22/1996 or April 22, 1996

Specific formats for the basic components:

yy – two-digit year, e.g. 96
yyyy – four-digit year, e.g. 1996
m – one-digit month for months below 10, e.g. 4
mm – two-digit month, e.g. 04
mmm – three-letter abbreviation for month, e.g. Apr
mmmm – month spelled out in full, e.g. April
d – one-digit day of the month for days below 10, e.g. 2
dd – two-digit day of the month, e.g. 02
ddd – three-letter abbreviation for day of the week, e.g. Tue
dddd – day of the week spelled out in full, e.g. Tuesday

Separators of the components:

"/" – stroke (slash)
"." – dots or full stops/points (periods)
"-" – hyphens or dashes
" " – spaces
Country Numerical Format[clarification needed] Details ISO 8601
YMD DMY MDY
Afghanistan Yes Yes No Short format: d/m/yyyy (Year first, month, and day in right-to-left writing direction)
Long format: yyyy mmmm d (Day first, full month name, and year in right-to-left writing direction)
Åland Islands Yes Yes No Short format: yyyy-mm-dd
Long format: d mmmm yyyy
Albania Yes Yes No dd/mm/yyyy
Some YMD[3][4][5]
Algeria No Yes No [6] (dd/mm/yyyy)[7]
American Samoa No No Yes [8][citation needed]
Andorra No Yes No
Angola No Yes No
Anguilla No Yes No
Antigua and Barbuda No Yes No
Argentina No Yes No [9]
Armenia No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[10][11]
Aruba No Yes No
Ascension No Yes No
Australia Rarely Yes Sometimes MDY (with the month spelled out) is sometimes used, usually informally in the mastheads of magazines, schools, newspapers,[12][13] advertisements, video games, News, and TV shows. MDY in numeric-only form is never used. AS ISO 8601-2007
Austria Rarely Yes No (Using dots (which denote ordinal numbering) as in d.m.(yy)yy or sometimes d. month (yy)yy)[14][15] ÖNORM ISO 8601
Azerbaijan No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[16]
Bahamas No Yes Yes
Bahrain No Yes No [17]
Bangladesh No Yes No Not officially standardised. Bengali calendar dates are also used: দদ-মম-বববব
Barbados No Yes No BNS 50:2000[18]
Belarus No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[19][20]
Belgium No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[21][22][23] NBN Z 01-002
Belize No Yes No [24]
Benin No Yes No
Bermuda No Yes No
Bhutan Yes No No
Bolivia No Yes No [25]
Bonaire No Yes No
Bosnia and Herzegovina No Yes No (d. m. yyyy. or d. mmmm yyyy.)
Botswana Regional Yes No yyyy-mm-dd for Setswana and dd/mm/yyyy for English
Brazil No Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy)[26][27]
British Indian Ocean Territory No Yes No
British Virgin Islands No Yes No
Brunei No Yes No [28]
Bulgaria No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[29][30]
Burkina Faso No Yes No
Burundi No Yes No
Cambodia No Yes No Short format: dd/mm/yy
Long format: d mmmm yyyy
Cameroon Regional Yes No (d)d/(m)m/yyyy or d mmmm yyyy for Aghem, Bafia, Basaa, Duala, English, Ewondo, French, Fula, Kako, Kwasio, Mundang, Ngiemboon and Yangben

yyyy-mm-dd for Meta' and Ngomba

Canada Yes Regional Regional The Government of Canada recommends ISO 8601,[31] but the dd/mm/yy and mm/dd/yy formats remain in common use. See Date and time notation in Canada. CAN/CSA-Z234.4-89 (R2007)[32]
Cape Verde No Yes No
Cayman Islands No Yes No
Central African Republic No Yes No
Chad No Yes No
Chile No Yes No [33]
China Yes Regional Regional National standard format is yyyy-mm-dd (with leading zeroes) and (yy)yy(m)m(d)d (with or without leading zeroes)

Uyghur languages in Xinjiang usually give date examples in the form 2017-يىل 18-ئاۋغۇست or 2017-8-18 but this form is never used when writing in Chinese;[34] casually many people use (yy)yy/(m)m/(d)d or (yy)yy.(m)m.(d)d (with or without leading zeroes). See Dates in Chinese.

GB/T 7408-2005
Christmas Island No Yes No
Cocos (Keeling) Islands No Yes No
Colombia No Yes No [35]
Comoros No Yes No
Congo
(East and West)
No Yes No
Cook Islands No Yes No
Costa Rica No Yes No [36]
Croatia No Yes No (d. m. yyyy. or d. mmmm yyyy.)[37][38]
Cuba Yes Yes No [39]
Curaçao No Yes No
Cyprus No Yes No dd/mm/yyyy [40]
Czech Republic No Yes No (d. m. yyyy or d. month yyyy)[41][42] ČSN ISO 8601
Denmark Rarely Yes No Examples: Long date: 7. juni 1994. Long date with weekday: onsdag(,) den 21. december 1994. Numeric date: 1994-06-07[43]

(The format dd.mm.(yy)yy is the traditional Danish date format.[44] The international format yyyy-mm-dd or yyyymmdd is also accepted, though this format is not commonly used. The formats d. 'month name' yyyy and in handwriting d/m-yy or d/m yyyy are also acceptable.[45])

DS/ISO 8601:2005[46]
Djibouti No Yes Regional Short format: dd/mm/yyyy (Day first, month number and year in left-to-right writing direction) in Afar, French and Somali ("d/m/yy" is a common alternative). Gregorian dates follow the same rules but tend to be written in the yyyy/m/d format (Day first, month number, and year in right-to-left writing direction) in Arabic language.

Long format: d mmmm yyyy or mmmm dd, yyyy (Day first, full month name, and year or first full month name, day, and year, in left-to-right writing direction) in Afar, French and Somali and yyyy ،mmmm d (Day first, full month name, and year in right-to-left writing direction) in Arabic

Dominica No Yes No
Dominican Republic No Yes No [47]
East Timor No Yes No
Ecuador No Yes No [48]
Egypt No Yes No [49][50]
El Salvador No Yes No [51]
Equatorial Guinea No Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy or d mmmm yyyy) for French and Spanish
Eritrea No Yes Regional Short format: dd/mm/yyyy for Afar, Bilen, English, Saho, Tigre and Tigrinya. Gregorian dates follow the same rules but tend to be written in the yyyy/m/d (Day first, month number and year in right-to-left writing direction) format in Arabic language.

Long format: D MMMM YYYY (Day first, full month name, and year in left-to-right writing direction) for Bilen, English, Tigre and Tigrinya, YYYY ،MMMM D (Day first, full month name, and year in right-to-left writing direction) for Arabic and MMMM DD, YYYY (First full month name, day and year in left-to-right writing direction) for Afar and Saho

Estonia No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy or d. mmmm yyyy)[52]
Ethiopia No Yes Regional (dd/mm/yyyy or dd mmmm yyyy) for Amharic, Tigrinya and Wolaytta

(dd/mm/yyyy or mmmm dd, yyyy) for Afar, Oromo and Somali[53]

Falkland Islands No Yes No
Faroe Islands No Yes No
Federated States of Micronesia No No Yes [54][citation needed]
Finland No Yes Regional Finnish: d.m.yyyy[55] or in long format d. mmmm yyyy
Inari Sami: mmmm d. p. yyyy
Northern Sami: mmmm d. b. yyyy
Skolt Sami: mmmm d. p. yyyy
Swedish: d mmmm yyyy
(Note: Month and year can be shortened)
Fiji No Yes No
France Regional Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy) for Alsatian, Catalan, Corsican, French and Occitan[56][57]

(yyyy-mm-dd) for Breton and Interlingua

NF Z69-200
French Guiana No Yes No
French Polynesia No Yes No
Gabon No Yes No
Gambia No Yes No
Georgia No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy) (In Georgian calendar dates, century digits may be omitted, e.g., dd-mm-yy.)
Germany Rarely Yes No The format dd.mm.yyyy using dots (which denote ordinal numbering) is the traditional German date format.[58] Since 1996-05-01, the international format yyyy-mm-dd has become the official standard date format, but the handwritten form d. mmmm yyyy is also accepted (see DIN 5008). Standardisation applies to all applications in the scope of the standard including uses in government, education, engineering and sciences. Since 2006, the old format (d)d.(m)m.(yy)yy is allowed again as alternative to the yyyy-mm-dd format in areas where there is no risk of ambiguation. See Date and time notation in Europe. DIN ISO 8601:2006-09, used in DIN 5008:2011-04[59]
Ghana Regional Yes Regional (yyyy/mm/dd) for Akan

(dd/mm/yyyy)

(m/d/yyyy) for Ewe

Gibraltar No Yes No
Greece No Yes No [60][61] ELOT EN 28601
Greenland No Yes Yes Danish: d. mmmm yyyy
Greenlandic: mmmm d.-at, yyyy[62][63]
Grenada No Yes No
Guadeloupe No Yes No
Guam No No Yes [64][citation needed]
Guatemala No Yes No [65]
Guernsey No Yes No
Guinea No Yes Regional Short format: dd/mm/yyyy (Day first, month and year in left-to-right writing direction) in French and Fulah. Gregorian dates follow the same rules but tend to be written in yyyy/mm/dd (Day first, month number, and year in right-to-left writing direction) format in N'ko language.

Long format: D MMMM YYYY (Day first, month and year in left-to-right writing direction) for French and Fulah and YYYY, DD MMMM (First full month name, day, and year in right-to-left writing direction) for N'ko

Guinea-Bissau No Yes No
Guyana No Yes No
Haiti No Yes No
Hong Kong Yes Yes No (yy)yymd (with no leading zeros) for Chinese[66] and (d)d/(m)m/(yy)yy for English
Honduras No Yes No [67]
Hungary Yes No No yyyy. mm. (d)d.

The year is always written with Arabic numerals. The number of the month is usually written with Arabic numerals but it also can be written with Roman numerals, or the month's full name can be written out, the first letter not being capitalised. The day is also written with Arabic numerals.[68][69][70][71]

MSZ ISO 8601:2003
Iceland No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[72][73] IST EN 28601:1992
India Yes Yes Regional In India, the DD-MM-YY is the predominant short form of the numeric date usage. Almost all government documents need to be filled up in the DD-MM-YYYY format. An example of DD-MM-YYYY usage is the passport application form.[74][75][76] Though not yet a common practice, the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) of the Government of India introduced the standard named "IS 7900:2001 (Revised in 2006) Data Elements And Interchange Formats – Information Interchange – Representation Of Dates And Times" which officially recommends use of the date format YYYYMMDD,[citation needed] for example, 20130910 or 2013 09 10, or 2013-09-10 for the date 10 September 2013; in the language Bodo in date format MM/DD/YYYY. IS 7900:2001
Indonesia No Yes No [77]
Iran, Islamic Republic of Yes Yes No Short format: yyyy/mm/dd[78] in Persian Calendar system ("yy/m/d" is a common alternative). Gregorian dates follow the same rules in Persian literature but tend to be written in the dd/mm/yyyy format in official English documents.[79]

Long format: YYYY MMMM D (Day first, full month name, and year in right-to-left writing direction)[78]

Iraq No Yes No Short format: (dd/mm/yyyy)[80]
Ireland No Yes No (dd-mm-yyyy). dd/mm/yyyy is also in common use[81][82] IS/EN 28601:1993
Isle of Man No Yes No
Israel No Yes No The format dd.mm.yyyy using dots is the Hebrew format. dd/mm/yyyy is also in common use. English publications sometimes use mm/dd/yyyy.[83][84][85][citation needed]
Italy No Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy)[86] UNI EN 28601
Ivory Coast No Yes No
Jamaica Yes Yes No [87]
Jan Mayen No Yes No
Japan Yes No No Often in the form yyyymmdd;[88] sometimes Japanese era year is used, e.g. 平成18年12月30日.[89] JIS X 0301:2002
Jersey No Yes No
Jordan No Yes No [90][91]
Kazakhstan No Yes No (yyyy.dd.mm) in Kazakh and (dd.mm.(yy)yy) in Russian[92]
Kenya Yes Yes Yes (yy/mm/dd)[93]

(dd/mm/yyyy)

(m/d/yyyy) for Swahili[94]

Kiribati No Yes No
North Korea Yes No No
South Korea Yes No No National standard format is yyyy-mm-dd (with leading zeroes) and (yy)yy (m)m (d)d (with or without leading zeroes)

English textbooks in South Korea usually give date examples in the form March 24, 2017 but this form is never used when writing in Korean;[95] casually many people use (yy)yy.(m)m.(d)d(.) (with or without leading zeroes, with or without the last full stop).

KS X ISO 8601
Kosovo No Yes No
Kuwait No Yes No [96]
Kyrgyz Republic No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[97]
Lao People's Democratic Republic No Yes No [98]
Latvia No Yes No Short format: dd.mm.yyyy. [99]

Long format: yyyy. gada d. mmmm

Lebanon No Yes No [100]
Lesotho Regional Yes No yyyy-mm-dd for Sesotho and dd/mm/yyyy for English
Liberia No Yes No
Libya No Yes No [101]
Liechtenstein No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[102]
Lithuania Yes No No (yyyy-mm-dd)[103]

yyyy <m.> <month in genitive> d <d.>

LST ISO 8601:1997 (obsolete) LST ISO 8601:2006 (current)[104]
Luxembourg Yes Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[105] ITM-EN 28601
Macau Yes Yes No YMD (same as Hong Kong)[106]

DMY (in Portuguese and English)

Macedonia No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[107]
Madagascar No Yes No
Malawi No Yes No
Malaysia No Yes Rarely In Malaysian English, however, the American-style MDY is also sometimes used, including e.g. the country's local edition of the Daily Express, Free Malaysia Today, Malaysia Outlook, The Borneo Post, The Edge and The Malay Mail. New Sabah Times and The Rakyat Post mainly use DMY, The Star originally used MDY before it changed to DMY after their website revamp; on the opposite side New Straits Times changed from DMY to MDY.
Maldives Yes Yes No Short format: yy/mm/dd (Day first, month next and year last in right-to-left writing direction)

Long format: dd mmmm yyyy (Year first, full month name and day last in right-to-left writing direction)

Mali No Yes No
Malta No Yes No
Marshall Islands No No Yes [108][citation needed]
Martinique No Yes No
Mauritania No Yes No
Mauritius No Yes No
Mayotte No Yes No
Mexico No Yes No [109] NOM-008-SCFI-2002
Moldova No Yes No
Monaco No Yes No [110]
Mongolia Yes No No National standard format is yyyy-mm-dd (with leading zeroes) and yyyy оны (m)m сарын (d)d (with or without leading zeroes)

Traditional Mongolian languages in Mongolia usually give date examples in the form 2017ᠣᠨ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠤᠳᠤᠭᠠᠷ ᠰᠠᠷ᠎ᠠ 2ᠡᠳᠦᠷ but this form is never used when writing in Mongolian Cyrillic; casually many people use yyyy/(m)m/(d)d or yyyy.(m)m.(d)d (with or without leading zeroes).[111]

MNS-ISO 8601
Montenegro No Yes No (d.m.yyyy)[112]
Montserrat No Yes No
Morocco No Yes No [113]
Mozambique No Yes No
Myanmar Yes Yes No YMD for Burmese calendar. DMY for Gregorian calendar.
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[16][11]
Namibia Yes Yes No DMY[114]
Nauru No Yes No
Nepal Yes Yes Regional DMY,[citation needed] YMD in official Nepali Vikram Samvat calendar (also see Nepal Sambat which is also in use); Month first in Nepali newspaper (English language version)[115]
Netherlands No Yes No Using hyphens as in "dd-mm-yyyy".[116] NEN ISO 8601, NEN EN 28601, NEN 2772
New Caledonia No Yes No
New Zealand No Yes No [117]
Nicaragua No Yes No [118]
Niger No Yes No
Nigeria No Yes Regional Short format: (d)d/(m)m/(yy)yy for Edo, English, Fulani, Hausa, Ibibio, Igbo, Kanuri and Yoruba language[119]
Long format: d mmmm yyyy for English, Hausa and Igbo and mmmm dd, yyyy for Edo, Fulani, Ibibio, Kanuri and Yoruba language
Niue No Yes No
Norfolk Island No Yes No
Northern Mariana Islands No No Yes [120][citation needed]
Norway Yes Yes Regional dd.mm.yyyy; leading zeroes and century digits may be omitted, e.g., 10.02.16; ddmmyy (six figures, no century digits, no delimiters) allowed in tables. ISO dates yyyy-mm-dd can be used for "technical" purposes. The fraction form d/m-y is incorrect, but is common and considered passable in handwriting. Lule Sami and Southern Sami dates mmmm d. b. yyyy.[121] NS-ISO 8601[122]
Oman No Yes No [123]
Pakistan No Yes Yes [124][125] (dd/mm/(yy)yy); mm/dd/(yy)yy is also used in many media publications and prominent newspapers feature dates in MDY format.
Palestine (Palestinian Authority, West Bank and Gaza Strip) No Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy)
Palau No Yes No [126]
Panama No Yes Yes Short format: mm/dd/yyyy
Long format: d de mmmm de yyyy[127]
Papua New Guinea No Yes No
Paraguay No Yes No [128]
Peru No Yes No [129]
Philippines No Sometimes Yes Long formats:
English: mmmm d, yyyy
DMY dates are also used occasionally, primarily by but not limited to government institutions such as on the data page of passports, and immigration and customs forms..
Filipino: ika-d ng mmmm, yyyy[130]
(Note: Month and year can be shortened. Filipino dates may also be written in mmmm d, yyyy in civil use but still pronounced as above.)

Short/numerical format: mm/dd/yyyy for both languages.
Pitcairn Islands No Yes No
Poland Yes Yes No Traditional format (DMY): (dd.mm.yyyy,[131] often with dots as separators; more official is d <month in genitive> yyyy, or, less frequently, d <month in Roman numerals> yyyy)[132][133]

Official format (YMD): The ISO 8601 YYYY-MM-DD format is used in official documents, banks, computer systems and the internet in Poland.

PN-90/N-01204
Portugal Rarely Yes No Mostly (dd/mm/yyyy) and (dd-mm-yyyy); some newer documents use (yyyy-mm-dd).[134] NP EN 28601
Puerto Rico No Yes Yes English: mmmm d, yyyy
Spanish: d de mmmm de yyyy
Qatar No Yes No [135]
Réunion No Yes No
Romania No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[136][137] Also widely used: (d)d-mmm (3 letters of month name with the notable exception of Nov for November, which would otherwise be noiembrie)-yyyy and (d)d-XII-yyyy (month number as a Roman numeral with lines above AND below, slowly deprecating)
Russian Federation No Yes Regional (dd.mm.(yy)yy);[138] more official is d <month in genitive> yyyy <г. (= g., short for goda, i.e. year in genitive)>

Bashkir, Ossetian, Sakha and Tatar languages in Russia usually give date examples in the form 22 май 2017 й, 22 майы, 2017 аз, ыам ыйын 22 күнэ 2017 с., 22 май 2017 ел but this form is never used when writing in Russian.

ГОСТ ИСО 8601-2001
Rwanda Regional Yes No (yyyy/mm/dd or yyyy mmmm dd) for Kinyarwanda

(dd/mm/yyyy or d mmmm yyyy) for English and French

Saba No Yes No
Saint Barthélemy No Yes No
Saint Helena No Yes No
Saint Kitts and Nevis No Yes No
Saint Lucia No Yes No
Saint Martin No Yes No
Saint Pierre and Miquelon No Yes No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No Yes No
Samoa No Yes No
San Marino No Yes No
São Tomé and Príncipe No Yes No
Saudi Arabia No Yes Rarely (dd/mm/yyyy in Islamic and Gregorian calendar systems,[139][140] except for major companies, which conventionally use the American mm/dd/yyyy format.[citation needed])
Senegal No Yes No
Serbia No Yes No (d.m.yyyy or d. mmmm yyyy.)[141][142][143][144]
Seychelles No Yes No
Sierra Leone No Yes No
Singapore Yes Yes No (Chinese representation: yyyymd, no leading zeroes)[145]

DMY in English[146]

Sint Eustatius No Yes No
Sint Maarten No Yes No
Slovakia No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[147]
Slovenia No Yes No

(d. mm. yyyy or dd. mmmm yyyy)[148]

Solomon Islands No Yes No
Somalia No Yes Yes Short format: dd/mm/yyyy
Long format: mmmm dd, yyyy
South Africa Yes Yes Regional (yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy mmmm d)

(yyyy/mm/dd, yyyy-mm-dd or dd mmmm yyyy)

(m/d/yyyy or mmmm d, yyyy) for Zulu

Spain Regional Yes No (dd/mm/yyyy) for Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Spanish and Valencian[149]

(yyyy/mm/dd) for Basque

UNE EN 28601
Sri Lanka Yes Yes No (yyyy-mm-dd) for Sinhala and (d-m-yyyy) for Tamil
Sudan
(North and South)
No Yes No
Suriname No Yes No
Svalbard No Yes No
Swaziland Yes Yes No YMD (in Swati)

DMY (in English)

Sweden Yes Yes Regional National standard format is yyyy-mm-dd[150]

Lule Sami, Northern Sami and Southern Sami languages in Sweden usually give date examples in the form bårggemáno 31. b. 2001, borgemánu 31. b. 2001, mïetsken 31. b. 2001 but this form is never used when writing in Swedish; casually many people use d/m yyyy or d/m -yy. Another possible format is d.m.yyyy.[151]

SS-ISO 8601
Switzerland Regional Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy or d. mmmm yyyy) for Alsatian, French, German, Italian and Romansh[152][153]

(yyyy-mm-dd or d. mmmm yyyy) for Walser. See Date and time notation in Europe

SN ISO 8601:2005-08
Syrian Arab Republic No Yes No [154]
Taiwan Yes No Rarely (yyyy/m/d or yyyymd with no leading zeroes, year might be represented using ROC era system: 民國95年12月30日.[155])
Tajikistan No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[156]
Tanzania No Yes No
Thailand No Yes No dd/mm/yyyy (with Buddhist Era years instead of Common Era)[157] TIS 1111:2535 in 1992
Togo No Yes Yes (dd/mm/yyyy) in French and (mm/dd/(yy)yy) in Ewe
Tokelau No Yes No
Tonga No Yes No
Trinidad and Tobago No Yes No [158]
Tristan da Cunha No Yes No
Tunisia No Yes No [159]
Turkey No Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy)[160][161]
Turkmenistan No Yes No (dd.mm.(yy)yy ý.), yyyy-nji ýylyň d-nji mmmm[162][163]
Turks and Caicos Islands No Yes No
Tuvalu No Yes No
Uganda No Yes No
Ukraine No Yes No (dd.mm.(yy)yy;[164][165] some cases of dd/mm/yyyy[166])
United Arab Emirates No Yes No [167][168]
United Kingdom Yes Yes Rarely Most style guides follow the DMY convention by recommending d mmmm yyyy (sometimes written dd/mm/yyyy) format in articles (e.g. The Guardian's).[169]

Some newspapers[which?] remain using the traditional historical[citation needed] MDY (e.g. mmmm d, yyyy – or similar) specifically in their banner print date only but use DMY in articles,[170] some use MDY for both the banner and articles,[171] while others stick to DMY for both.[172]

Also, YMD is used increasingly especially in applications associated with computers, and per British standard BS ISO 8601:2004,[173] avoiding the ambiguity of the numerical versions of the DMY/MDY formats.

BS ISO 8601:2004
United States Minor Outlying Islands No No Yes
United States of America Yes Rarely Yes (Civilian vernacular: m/d/yy or m/d/yyyy;[174][175] other formats, including d mmm(m) yyyy and yyyy-mm-dd, are common or prescribed—particularly in military, academic, scientific, computing, industrial, or governmental contexts. See Date and time notation in the United States.) ANSI INCITS 30-1997 (R2008) and NIST FIPS PUB 4-2
United States Virgin Islands No No Yes [176]
Uruguay No Yes No [177][178]
Uzbekistan Yes Yes No (dd.mm.yyyy Cyrillic, dd/mm yyyy Latin)[179][180][181]
Vanuatu No Yes No
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of No Yes No [182][183][184]
Vietnam Rarely Yes No Full format: "ngày [d]d, tháng [m]m, năm yyyy" or ngày [d]d, tháng (month in textform), năm yyyy; short format: [d]d/m[m]/yyyy or [d]d-[m]m-yyyy; In English documents: yyyy-mm-dd[185]
Wallis and Futuna No Yes No
Yemen No Yes No [186][187]
Zambia No Yes No
Zimbabwe No Yes No [188]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Index of NLS information page Global Development and Computing Portal, published by Microsoft. Links on page lead to individual country date formats.