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Time zone
Timezones2008 UTC+6 gray.png
World map with the time zone highlighted
UTC offset
Current time
03:46, 6 December 2021 UTC+06:00 [refresh]
Central meridian
90 degrees E
Date-time group
UTC+06:00 – 2010: blue (December), orange (June), yellow (year-round), light blue (sea areas)
Time in Russia
  KALT Kaliningrad Time UTC+2 (MSK−1)
  MSK Moscow Time UTC+3 (MSK±0)
  SAMT Samara Time UTC+4 (MSK+1)
  YEKT Yekaterinburg Time UTC+5 (MSK+2)
  OMST Omsk Time UTC+6 (MSK+3)
  KRAT Krasnoyarsk Time UTC+7 (MSK+4)
  IRKT Irkutsk Time UTC+8 (MSK+5)
  YAKT Yakutsk Time UTC+9 (MSK+6)
  VLAT Vladivostok Time UTC+10 (MSK+7)
  MAGT Magadan Time UTC+11 (MSK+8)
  PETT Kamchatka Time UTC+12 (MSK+9)
Xinjiang Time (UTC+06:00) is shown at the clock in the right

UTC+06:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +06:00. This time is used in:

As standard time (year-round)

Principal cities: Dhaka, Almaty, Omsk, Nur-Sultan, Bishkek, Thimphu, Camp Justice

South Asia

Indian Ocean

Central Asia

North Asia


Discrepancies between official UTC+06:00 and geographical UTC+06:00

Areas located within UTC+06:00 longitudes using other time zones

Using UTC+05:00

The very easternmost parts of Ural Federal District, Russia

Using UTC+05:30

Parts of India:

Using UTC+05:45

Most of Nepal, with its capital city Kathmandu

Using UTC+06:30

Most of Myanmar, including the nation's capital Naypyidaw

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Using UTC+07:00

The westernmost part of Indonesia including most of the province Aceh with its capital Banda Aceh

The westernmost part of Mongolia

Parts of Russia:

Using UTC+08:00

Western Mongolia

Parts of China:

Areas located outside UTC+06:00 longitudes using UTC+06:00 time

Areas between 52°30' E and 67°30' E ("physical" UTC+04:00)

Parts of Kazakhstan:

Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05:00)


British Indian Ocean Territory


  • Omsk Oblast

Kazakhstan, most parts of its territories:

  • Shymkent
  • Turkistan
  • Karaganda
  • North Kazakhstan
  • Akmola, with its nation's capital Nur-Sultan

Use in Xinjiang

In Xinjiang, China, this time offset is known as the Xinjiang Time or Urumqi Time (Uighur: شىنجاڭ ۋاقتى). It is set due to its geographical location in the westernmost part of China. It has been approved by Chinese authorities for civil purposes since February 1986, although the decision had been rejected by the local ethnic Han population and some Han-dominated regional governments.

According to Human Rights Watch, a Uyghur man was arrested and detained by Chinese authorities in 2018 over "terrorist charges" for setting his watch to Xinjiang Time.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Commonwealth of independent States (CIS) Time Zone Map". Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Russia Time Zone Map". Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Alexandra Ma (September 9, 2018). "China reportedly detained a man on terrorist charges because he set his watch 2 hours behind Beijing time". Business Insider.