What is COT Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 5 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 for COT Time is Etc/GMT+5.
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
What is COT Time Zone?
This time zone is a time offset that subtracts 5 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:
Central Time (CT)
Acre Time (ACT)
Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Cuba Standard Time (CST)
Easter Island Summer Time (EASST)
Ecuador Time (ECT)
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Eastern Time (ET)
Peru Time (PET)
Romeo Time Zone (R)
This time zone is used in the following country:
In Colombia this time zone is used throughout the country.
Colombia does not observe daylight saving time, but used it during eleven months between May 1992 and April 1993.