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UTC+08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +08:00. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2017-08-09T20:35:52+08:00.

With an estimated population of 1.708 billion living within the time zone, roughly 24% of the world population, it is the most populous time zone in world, as well as a possible candidate for ASEAN Common Time .

This time zone is used in all Chinese-speaking countries, giving international Chinese websites the same time.

The southern-half of Vietnam ( Republic of Vietnam
Republic of Vietnam
) was formerly part of this time zone prior to the communist takeover of the South on April 30, 1975, making it 1 hour ahead of North Vietnam
North Vietnam
. After 1975, the whole country came under the North Vietnamese time zone, UTC+07:00 .

CONTENTS

* 1 As standard time (all year round)

* 1.1 North Asia * 1.2 East Asia * 1.3 Southeast Asia * 1.4 Oceania * 1.5 Antarctica

* 2 Discrepancies between official UTC+08 and geographical UTC+08

* 2.1 Areas located within UTC+08 longitudes using other time zones

* 2.2 Areas located outside UTC+08 longitudes using UTC+08 time

* 2.2.1 Areas between 127°30′ E and 142°30′ E ("physical" UTC+09) * 2.2.2 Areas between 97°30′ E and 112°30′ E ("physical" UTC+07) * 2.2.3 Areas between 82°30′ E and 97°30′ E ("physical" UTC+06) * 2.2.4 Areas between 67°30′ E and 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05)

* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

AS STANDARD TIME (ALL YEAR ROUND)

NORTH ASIA

* Russia - Irkutsk Time

EAST ASIA

* China
China
- China
China
Standard Time * Hong Kong - Hong Kong Time (Hong Kong Standard Time) * Macau - Macau Time (Macau Standard Time) * Mongolia
Mongolia
- (most of the country) - Time in Mongolia
Mongolia
* Taiwan
Taiwan
- National Standard Time

SOUTHEAST ASIA

* Philippines
Philippines
- Philippine Standard Time * Brunei
Brunei
- Brunei
Brunei
Darussalam Standard Time * Malaysia
Malaysia
- Malaysia
Malaysia
Standard Time * Singapore
Singapore
- Singapore
Singapore
Standard Time

* Indonesia
Indonesia
(Central areas) - Indonesia
Indonesia
Central Time

* East and South Kalimantan * Lesser Sunda Islands
Lesser Sunda Islands
* Sulawesi
Sulawesi

OCEANIA

* Australia - Western Standard Time (AWST)

* Western Australia
Western Australia

ANTARCTICA

* Some bases in Antarctica. See also Time in Antarctica .

DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN OFFICIAL UTC+08 AND GEOGRAPHICAL UTC+08

This section is only partly updated for Russia which had the latest time zone changes in 2016.

AREAS LOCATED WITHIN UTC+08 LONGITUDES USING OTHER TIME ZONES

This concerns areas within 112°30′ E to 127°30′ E longitude.

* Parts of Indonesia
Indonesia
, including eastern East Java with its capital city Surabaya
Surabaya
, most of Central Kalimantan , and eastern part of West Kalimantan , where UTC+07:00 is used. * The western parts of Korea
Korea
, including the South Korean capital city, Seoul
Seoul
, where UTC+09:00 is used.

AREAS LOCATED OUTSIDE UTC+08 LONGITUDES USING UTC+08 TIME

Areas Between 127°30′ E And 142°30′ E ("physical" UTC+09)

* Parts of (north)eastern China
China
including the eastern half of Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang
Province and the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin
Jilin
Province. * Easternmost parts of Western Australia.

Areas Between 97°30′ E And 112°30′ E ("physical" UTC+07)

From south to north:

* Singapore
Singapore

* Malaysia
Malaysia
:

* Western part of Sarawak
Sarawak
, including its capital Kuching
Kuching
. * Peninsular Malaysia, where the nation's capital Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
is located.

* Many parts of central China
China
including:

* Hainan
Hainan
* Guangxi
Guangxi
* Yunnan
Yunnan
* Guizhou
Guizhou
* Sichuan
Sichuan
* Chongqing
Chongqing
* Shaanxi
Shaanxi
* Ningxia
Ningxia
* Gansu
Gansu
* western ⅔ of Hunan
Hunan

* western half of:

* Hubei
Hubei
* Shanxi
Shanxi
* Inner Mongolia
Mongolia
, including its capital Hohhot .

* western third of:

* Guangdong
Guangdong
* Henan
Henan

* Most of central Mongolia
Mongolia
including the capital Ulaanbaatar .

* In Russia, most of:

* Irkutsk Oblast * Buryatia

Areas Between 82°30′ E And 97°30′ E ("physical" UTC+06)

* Parts of China
China

* most of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (although many locals set their clocks at UTC+06 even if it is officially UTC+08, in any case work and shop schedules are two hours after Beijing). See also Time in China
China
. * most of Tibet Autonomous Region

* Western Mongolia
Mongolia
.

Areas Between 67°30′ E And 82°30′ E ("physical" UTC+05)

* Parts of western China
China
including western Xinjiang province (although most locals observe UTC+06 even if it is officially UTC+08).

SEE ALSO

* Time in Australia * Time in China
China
* Time in Indonesia * Time in Malaysia
Malaysia
* Time in Mongolia
Mongolia
* Time in the Philippines
Philippines
* Time in Russia * Time in Singapore
Singapore
* Time in Taiwan
Taiwan
* Time in Vietnam

REFERENCES

* ^ Bending Time in Xinjiang

EXTERNAL LINKS

* History of Hong Kong Time Service

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