Time in Libya

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Time in Libya
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Time zone Eastern European Time
InitialsEET
UTC offset UTC+02:00
Adopted5 November 2012
Daylight saving time
DST not observed
tz database
Africa/Tripoli

Time in Libya is given by a single time zone, officially denoted as Eastern European Time (EET; UTC+02:00). [1] [2] The zone is also known as Central Africa Time (CAT). Libya has observed EET since 5 November 2012, [3] after it was announced in 2013 that Libya would be on permeant daylight saving time. [4] [5] Libya previously observed several different time zones as standard time and daylight saving time.

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Daylight saving time

Libya previously observed daylight saving time, moving one hour ahead from Central European Time (CET; UTC+01:00) to Central European Summer Time (CEST; UTC+02:00), each year from 1951 to 1956, [6] 1982 to 1989, [7] 1997, [8] and 2013. [9] Libya announced in 2013 that it would be on permeant daylight saving time. [4]

IANA time zone database

In the IANA time zone database, Libya is given one zone in the file zone.tabAfrica/Tripoli. "LY" refers to the country's ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. Data for Libya directly from zone.tab of the IANA time zone database; columns marked with * are the columns from zone.tab itself: [6]

c.c.*coordinates*TZ*CommentsUTC offsetDST
LY +3254+01311 Africa/Tripoli +02:00 +02:00

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References

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  3. "Clocks to go back an hour on Saturday", 4 November 2012. Libya Herald . Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  4. 1 2 "CORRECTION: no time change tomorrow", 24 October 2013. Libya Herald. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
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  6. 1 2 Africa at the tz database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 26 July 2021.
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