Time in Ethiopia

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Time zones of Africa:
 -01:00  Cape Verde Time[a]
 ±00:00  Greenwich Mean Time
 +01:00  West Africa Time
 +03:00  East Africa Time
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.

The time zone in Ethiopia is East Africa Time (EAT) (UTC+03:00).[1] The IANA time zone database identifier is "Africa/Addis Ababa."[2][circular reference] [3][circular reference]

Ethiopia does not observe daylight saving time.[4]

Almost all Ethiopians use a 12-hour clock system.[5] The daytime cycle begins at dawn 12:00 (6:00:00 AM EAT) and ends at dusk 11:59:59 (5:59:59 PM EAT). The night time cycle begins at dusk 12:00 (6:00:00 PM EAT) and ends at dawn 11:59:59 (5:59:59 AM EAT). The convention is that the day begins at 1:00 o'clock in the morning 12 hour cycle (7:00 AM EAT) rather than midnight (12:00 AM EAT).[6] Therefore, the local population almost effectively observes UTC-03:00.

The current time convention persists despite inroads of international norms.[7]


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