Nepal Standard Time

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Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the time zone for Nepal. [1] With a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of UTC+05:45 all over Nepal, [2] it is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC. [n 1] [3]

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NPT is an approximation of Kathmandu mean time, which is 5:41:16 ahead of UTC. The standard meridian passes through the peak of Gaurishankar mountain about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Kathmandu. [2]

Nepal used local solar time until 1920, in Kathmandu UTC+05:41:16. In 1920, Nepal adopted Indian Standard Time, UTC+05:30. In 1986 Nepal advanced their clocks by 15 minutes, giving them a time zone of UTC+05:45. [4]

Nepal Standard Time
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UTC offset
NPT UTC+05:45
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20:04, 5 January 2021 NPT [refresh]
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References

  1. "A Brief Legal History of Time: Part One of Two". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 15 April 2019.
  2. 1 2 Gurung, Trishna. "15 minutes of fame". Nepali Times. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  3. "Half Hour and 45-Minute Time Zones". www.timeanddate.com.
  4. "Time Zone & Clock Changes in Kathmandu, Nepal". www.timeanddate.com.

Notes

  1. The others are Chatham Island Standard Time, with an offset of UTC+12:45, and the unofficial Australian Central Western Time, with an offset of UTC+08:55.