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Time zone
UTC offset
Current time
21:49, 14 August 2022 UTC+08:30 [refresh]
Central meridian
127.5 degrees E
Date-time group

UTC+08:30 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:30.


UTC+08:30 was Standard Time of South Korea from 1954 to 1961[1] and it was the time zone of North Korea from 2015[2] to 2018.[3] This time was also used for Changpai Time Zone in northeast China between 1918 and 1949.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Correct many pre-1989 entries for Korea. · eggert/tz@929c14a". GitHub. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. ^ "North Korea to introduce new timezone this month". BNO News. 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  3. ^ "North Korea changes its time zone". BBC News. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2021.