UTC+07:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +07:00. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2021-01-21T04:01:25+07:00. It is 7 hours ahead of the UTC, meaning areas in this time zone would be 07:00 while UTC is shown to midnight (00:00).
World map with the time zone highlighted
|04:01, 21 January 2021 UTC+07:00|
|105 degrees E|
Also known as Indochina Time (ICT) and Western Indonesian Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat, WIB) (in Indonesia), it is used in:
As standard time (all year round)Edit
Principal cities: Jakarta, Sibolga, Gunungsitoli, Padangsidempuan, Sungai Penuh, Banda Aceh, Jambi, Tebing Tinggi, Bengkulu, Pangkal Pinang, Singkawang, Solok, Payakumbuh, Malang, Pariaman, Binjai, Serang, Cirebon, Pekanbaru, Pangkalan Bun, Tanjung Pandan, Langsa, Sawahlunto, Tangerang, Tanjungpinang, Surabaya, Lubuklinggau, Pagar Alam, Batam, Ketapang, Bandar Lampung, Rayong, Lhokseumawe, Chiang Mai, Bandung, Palangka Raya, Semarang, Padang, Pontianak, Sabang, Padang Panjang, Medan, Palembang, Surakarta, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, South Tangerang, Ho Chi Minh City, Yogyakarta, Hanoi, Sumedang, Bangkok, Cam Ranh, Subulussalam, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk
- Russia – Krasnoyarsk Time
It is considered the westernmost time zone in East Asia.
- Australia – Christmas Island Time
- Cambodia – Time in Cambodia (Indochina Time)
- Indonesia – Western Indonesia Time
- Laos – Time in Laos (Indochina Time)
- Thailand – Time in Thailand (Indochina Time)
- Vietnam - Time in Vietnam (Indochina Time)
Discrepancies between official UTC+07:00 and geographical UTC+07:00Edit
Since legal, political, and economic in addition to physical or geographical criteria are used in the drawing of time zones, it follows that official time zones do not precisely adhere to meridian lines.
The UTC+07:00 time zone, were it drawn by purely geographical terms, would consist of exactly the area between meridians 97°30′ E and 112°30′ E.
As a result, there are places which, despite lying in an area with a "physical" UTC+07:00 time, actually use another time zone.
Conversely, there are areas that have adopted UTC+07:00, even though their "physical" time zone is UTC+08:00, UTC+06:00, or even UTC+05:00.
Areas located within UTC+07:00 longitudes using other time zonesEdit
This concerns areas within 97°30′ E to 112°30′ E longitude.
- Using UTC+06:30
Eastern part of Myanmar
- Using UTC+08:00
In China, many parts of central China including:
- western two thirds of Hunan
- western half of:
- western third of:
Outside China & Russia:
- Most of central Mongolia including the capital Ulaanbaatar
- Peninsular Malaysia
- Western part of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo including Kuching
- Using UTC+09:00
Areas located outside UTC+07:00 longitudes using UTC+07:00 timeEdit
- The westernmost part of Indonesia including most of the province Aceh with its capital Banda Aceh.
- Western part of Mongolia
- Parts of Russia:
Areas between 112°30′ E and 127°30′ E ("physical" UTC+08:00)Edit
- The easternmost part of Java including East Java's capital Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Malang, and Banyuwangi.
- The island Madura and Kangean Islands, which administratively belong to East Java Province.
- Eastern part of West Kalimantan, and most of Central Kalimantan, including the capital Palangka Raya
- The very easternmost part of Krasnoyarsk Krai
Historical time offsetsEdit
The Republic of China's offset for this time zone was Kansu-Szechwan, and was used until 1949, when the Chinese Communist Party took control of Mainland China following the Chinese Civil War and made UTC+08:00 the standard time for all areas under its control. Formerly, from 1918 to 1949, this time offset was used in eastern Sikang and Tsinghai, central Outer Mongolia (1921–1924), and all of Yunnan, Kwangsi, Kweichow, Ningsia, Suiyuan, Kansu, and Shensi.
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