Time in Bulgaria

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Time in Europe :
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)
Central European Time (UTC+1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)
pale colours indicate where standard time is observed all year; dark colours indicate where a summer time is observed

In Bulgaria, the standard time is Eastern European Time (EET; UTC+02:00). [1] Daylight saving time, which moves one hour ahead to UTC+03:00 is observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, [2] inline with most EU member states. [3]

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History

Bulgaria first observed daylight saying time between 1943 and 1944, and regularly since 1979. [4]

Time notation

Bulgarians commonly use the 24 hour clock. The clock is used exclusively on bus and train timetables. [5]

IANA time zone database

In the IANA time zone database, Bulgaria is given the zone Europe/Sofia: [6]

c.c.*coordinates*TZ*CommentsUTC offsetDST
BG +4241+02319 Europe/Sofia +02:00 +03:00

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References

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  6. Europe (2020 edition) at the tz database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 20 May 2021.