What is Chile Standard Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 4 hours behind 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+4.
Abbreviation: CLT Time
Time Offset: UTC-4, UTC-04:00
Standard Time Ends: 1st Sunday in April, 01:00 UTC (clocks go forward one hour).
Standard Time Began: 1st Sunday in September, 01:00 UTC (clocks went back one hour).
CLT Time Zone Map
This time zone is a time offset that subtracts 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
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:
Amazon Time (AMT)
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Bolivia Time (BOT)
Cuba Daylight Time (CDT)
Colombia Summer Time (COST)
Eastern Caribbean Time (ECT)
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Falkland Islands Time (FKT)
Guyana Time (GYT)
Paraguay Time (PYT)
Venezuelan Standard Time (VET)
Quebec Time Zone (Q)
This time zone is used in the following countries:
In Chile this time zone is used throughout the country.
Most of Continental Chile uses the time offset UTC−04:00 in winter time and UTC−03:00 in summer time.
In the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region uses the time offset UTC-03:00 the whole year.