Time in South Sudan

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Time in South Sudan
Time zone Central Africa Time
InitialsCAT
UTC offset UTC+02:00
Adopted1 February 2021
Daylight saving time
DST not observed
tz database
Africa/Juba

Time in South Sudan is given by a single time zone, officially denoted as Central Africa Time (CAT; UTC+02:00). [1] [2] South Sudan has observed CAT since 1 February 2021. [3] The country does not have an associated daylight saving time. [2]

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History

Upon the independence of South Sudan from Sudan on 9 July 2011, it observed East Africa Time (EAT; UTC+03:00). [4] On 1 February 2021, South Sudan moved its time ahead one hour to the UTC offset +02:00, adopting Central Africa Time. [3]

IANA time zone database

In the IANA time zone database, South Sudan is given one zone in the file zone.tabAfrica/Juba. "SS" refers to the country's ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. Data for South Sudan directly from zone.tab of the IANA time zone database; columns marked with * are the columns from zone.tab itself: [4]

c.c.*coordinates*TZ*CommentsUTC offsetDST
SS +0451+03137 Africa/Juba +02:00 +02:00

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References

  1. South Sudan. "time difference: UTC+2". The World Factbook . Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  2. 1 2 South Sudan Time Zone. TimeTemperature.com. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  3. 1 2 Rédaction Africanews (29 January 2021) South Sudan to switch new time zone in February. Africanews . Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  4. 1 2 Africa at the tz database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 30 July 2021.