Central Africa Time Now


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What Time is it in Central Africa Time Now?

Many of those who ask what time is it in Central Africa Time now want to make a call at a more convenient time.

You can compare the time of this time pattern with the exact time in different cities around the world.

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What is Central Africa Time?

You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 2 hours ahead of the UTC time zone.

This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.

In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT-2.

Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in this time zone.

Without DST clocks do not change in this time zone, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.

About This Time Pattern

CAT Time Zone Map

Central Africa Time Zone
This time zone is a time offset that adds 2 hours to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.

Its main cities and territories are:
  • Harare
  • Lusaka
  • Kigali
  • Juba (South Sudan)
  • Khartoum (Sudan)
  • Omdurman (Sudan)
  • Windhoek (Namibia)
  • Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Lilongwe (Malawi)
  • Gitega (Burundi)
  • Bujumbura (Burundi)
  • Gaborone (Botswana)
  • Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.

This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.

You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
  • Central European Summer Time (CEST)
  • Eastern European Time (EET)
  • Heure Avancée d'Europe Centrale (HAEC)
  • Israel Standard Time (IST)
  • Kaliningrad Time (KALT)
  • Middle European Summer Time (MEST)
  • South African Standard Time (SAST)
  • West Africa Summer Time (WAST)
  • Bravo Time Zone (B)

Main Countries

This time zone is used in the following countries:
  • This time zone is used in the following countries:
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (eastern side only)
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
As this time zone is in the equatorial and tropical regions, there is little change in day length throughout the year and so daylight saving time is not observed.

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the CAT time zone is present in the provinces of Bas-Uele, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Uele, Kasaï, Kasaï Occidental, Kasaï Oriental, Katanga, Lomani, Lualaba, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sankuru, Sud-Kivu, Tanganyika, Tshopo and Ituri Interim Administration.

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