What is Ecuador Time?
You need to keep in mind that Ecuador 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 used 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 Ecuador Time Zone Right Now?
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)
Colombia Time (COT)
Cuba Standard Time (CST)
Easter Island Summer Time (EASST)
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Eastern Time (ET)
Peru Time (PET)
Romeo Time Zone (R)
This time zone is used in the following country:
As named by the IANA time zone database, this time zone is the time observed in mainland Ecuador since 1931.
There is currently no DST in Ecuador, but the country had daylight saving time for a brief period in the 1990s during the government of President Sixto Durán Ballén.
This means Ecuador without Galápagos Province, which observed Ecuador Time until 1986, when it switched to Galápagos Time (GALT), at UTC-6.