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Time zone
UTC offset
Current time
00:17, 9 August 2022 UTC+02:30 [refresh]
Central meridian
37.5 degrees E
Date-time group

UTC+02:30 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +02:30. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2022-08-09T00:17:47+02:30.


During the late 19th century, Moscow Mean Time was introduced in Russia, originally at UTC+02:30.[1][2] After the October Revolution, the time zone was changed to UTC+03:00.

The British company rule in Rhodesia also briefly observed this offset, adopting it on 1 August 1899[3] before switching to UTC+02:00 in 1903.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Byalokoz E. L. (1919) "New Counting of Time in Russia". (in Russian). p. 18. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  2. ^ Europe at the IANA time zone database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ Bulawayo Chronicle, 8 July 1899. p 5. Retrieved 11 September 2021.