West Africa Time
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West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa (though not in countries west of Benin, which instead use UTC). The zone is one hour ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) (UTC+01), which makes it the same as Central European Time when CET is not observing daylight savings. It does not include most of the countries that make up the West Africa region (these use UTC).
As most of this time zone is in the equatorial region there is no significant change in day length throughout the year, so daylight saving time is not observed. The exceptions to this are Libya and Namibia, which move to West Africa Summer Time (WAST) (UTC+02) in the summer months (end of March to end of October in Libya, beginning of September to beginning of April in Namibia).
West Africa Time is used by the following countries:
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (western)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Republic of the Congo
- Libya Changes Time Zone, Time and Date, November 10, 2012.
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