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Central European Summer Time (CEST), sometimes referred to as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe
Central European Time Central European Time (CET) is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time offset from UTC can be written as UTC+01:00. It is used in most parts of Europe and in a few North African countries. CET is a ...
(CET; UTC+01:00) during the other part of the year. It corresponds to UTC+02:00, which makes it the same as
Eastern European Time Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+02:00 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The zone uses daylight saving time, so that it uses UTC+03:00 during the summer. A number of African countries use UTC+02:00 all ...
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Central Africa Time Central Africa Time, or CAT, is a time zone A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, Commerce, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between Country, countries and their Admi ...
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South African Standard Time South African Standard Time (SAST) is the time zone A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, Commerce, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between Country, countries and t ...
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Egypt Standard Time Egypt Standard Time (EGY) ( ''Tawqīt Miṣr al-qiyāsiyy'') is UTC+02:00, which is equivalent to Eastern European Time Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+02:00 time zone A time zone is an area that observes a un ...
and
Kaliningrad Time Kaliningrad Time is the time zone A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, Commerce, commercial and social purposes. Time zones tend to follow the boundaries between Country, countries and their Administrative ...
in Russia.


Names

Other names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time (MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet).


Period of observation

Since 1996, Summer Time in Europe, European Summer Time has been observed between 01:00 UTC (02:00 CET and 03:00 CEST) on the last Sunday of March, and 01:00 UTC on the last Sunday of October; previously the rules were not uniform across the European Union. There were proposals to Summer Time in Europe#Future, abandon summer time in Europe from 2021, possibly by moving winter time up by an hour and keeping that time through the year.


Usage

The following countries and territories regularly use Central European Summer Time: * Albania, since 1974 * Andorra, since 1985 * Austria, since 1980 * Belgium, since 1980 * Bosnia and Herzegovina, since 1983 * Croatia, since 1983 * Czech Republic, since 1979 * Denmark (metropolitan), since 1980 * Metropolitan France, France (metropolitan), since 1976 * Daylight saving time in Germany, Germany, since 1980 * Gibraltar, since 1982 * Hungary, since 1980 * Italy, since 1968 * Kosovo, since 1983 * Liechtenstein, since 1981 * Luxembourg, since 1981 * Malta, since 1974 * Monaco, since 1976 * Montenegro, since 1983 * Netherlands, since 1977 * North Macedonia, since 1983 * Norway, since 1980 * Poland, since 1977 * San Marino, since 1966 * Serbia, since 1983 * Slovakia, since 1979 * Slovenia, since 1983 * Spain, since 1974 (except Canary Islands, which instead apply Western European Summer Time) * Sweden, since 1980 * Switzerland, since 1981 * Vatican City, Vatican, since 1966 The following countries have also used Central European Summer Time in the past: * Libya, 1951–1959, 1982–1989, 1996–1997, 2012–2013 * Lithuania, 1998–1999 * Portugal, 1993–1995 * Tunisia, 2005–2008


See also

* European Summer Time * Time zone


References

{{Reflist Time zones Daylight saving time Time in Europe Geography of Central Europe