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2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
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2016 by topic:
Arts
ArchitectureComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Country, Metal, UK) – RadioTelevisionVideo gaming
Politics
ElectionsInternational leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyAviationBirding/OrnithologyMeteorologyPalaeontologyRail transportSpaceflight
Sports
Association football (soccer)Athletics (track and field)BadmintonBaseballBasketballBoxingCricketGolfHorse racingIce hockeyMotorsportRoad cyclingRugby leagueRugby unionTable tennisTennisVolleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAntarcticaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshBelgiumBhutanBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilCanadaCape VerdeChileChinaCosta RicaCroatiaCubaDenmarkEl SalvadorEgyptEstoniaEthiopiaEuropean UnionFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIraqIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKenyaKuwaitLaosLatviaLibyaLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMalaysiaMexicoMoldovaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNorth KoreaNorwayPakistanPalestinian territoriesPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaRwandaSerbiaSingaporeSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSwedenTaiwanThailandTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesVenezuelaVietnamYemenZimbabwe
Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
BirthsDeaths
Establishments and disestablishments categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
Works and introductions categories
WorksIntroductions
Works entering the public domain
2016 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2016
MMXVI
Ab urbe condita 2769
Armenian calendar 1465
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԵ
Assyrian calendar 6766
Bahá'í calendar 172–173
Balinese saka calendar 1937–1938
Bengali calendar 1423
Berber calendar 2966
British Regnal year 64 Eliz. 2 – 65 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2560
Burmese calendar 1378
Byzantine calendar 7524–7525
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
4712 or 4652
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4713 or 4653
Coptic calendar 1732–1733
Discordian calendar 3182
Ethiopian calendar 2008–2009
Hebrew calendar 5776–5777
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2072–2073
 - Shaka Samvat 1937–1938
 - Kali Yuga 5116–5117
Holocene calendar 12016
Igbo calendar 1016–1017
Iranian calendar 1394–1395
Islamic calendar 1437–1438
Japanese calendar Heisei 28
(平成28年)
Javanese calendar 1949–1950
Juche calendar 105
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4349
Minguo calendar ROC 105
民國105年
Nanakshahi calendar 548
Thai solar calendar 2559
Tibetan calendar 阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
2142 or 1761 or 989
    — to —
阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
2143 or 1762 or 990
Unix time 1451606400 – 1483228799

2016 was designated as:


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