Times Zones in World

  • A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes
  • Time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas to keep the same time.
  • There are 24 different time zones in the world set at 15 degree longitude intervals in between.
  • The premise behind time zones is that the world is theoretically divided into 24 equal longitudinal zones & the time is accordingly adjusted in each zone by hr
  • Coordinated Universal Time, abbreviated UTC, is the basis for all time zones, which span from 12 hours behind to 14 hours ahead of UTC.
  • Countries are ranked by total number of time zones on their territory. Time zones of a country include that of dependent territories.
  • France has the most time zones with 12
  • The International Space Station uses UTC/GMT.

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