Time in Uruguay

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Uruguay is located at a longitude that would naturally put it in the UTC−4 time zone, but it actually uses the UTC−3 time zone. Uruguay used to observe daylight saving time (UTC−2) from October till March.[1] On 30 June 2015, the Uruguayan government decided to abolish DST, establishing the UTC−3 timezone all year round, starting on December 2015.[2] The term "UYT" is used in and out of the country to convey specific Uruguay time.[3]

IANA time zone database[edit]

In the file zone.tab of the IANA time zone database Uruguay has the following zone:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decreto 1303/06 - Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay (in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Observador.com.uy
  3. ^ http://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz-names/wtz-uyt.html

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