What is KST Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 9 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 for KST Time is Etc/GMT-9.
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 KST Time Zone?
This time zone is a time offset that adds 9 hours to 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:
Choibalsan Summer Time (CHOST)
Japan Standard Time (JST)
Palau Time (PWT)
Timor Leste Time (TLT)
Ulaanbaatar Summer Time (ULAST)
Eastern Indonesian Time (WIT)
Yakutsk Time (YAKT)
India Time Zone (I)
KST Time Zone Countries
This time zone is used in the following countries:
In North Korea, this time zone is used throughout the country.
In South Korea, this time zone is used throughout the country.
South Korea currently does not observe daylight saving time, but experimented with it during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.