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WEST AFRICA TIME, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa ; with countries west of Benin
Benin
instead using Greenwich Mean Time
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT; equivalent to UTC with no offset ). West Africa
Africa
Time is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
( UTC+01
UTC+01
), which makes it the same as Central European Time
Central European Time
(CET) during winter, or Western European Summer Time (WEST) and British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(BST) during the summer.

As most of this time zone is in the equatorial region there is no significant change in day length throughout the year, so daylight saving time is not observed. The only exception is Namibia
Namibia
, which moves to WEST AFRICA SUMMER TIME (WAST) ( UTC+02
UTC+02
) in the summer months (beginning of September to beginning of April in Namibia) so in summer shares the same time as Botswana and South Africa.

West Africa
Africa
Time is used by the following countries:

* Algeria
Algeria
(as Central European Time) * Angola
Angola
* Chad
Chad
* Cameroon
Cameroon
* Central African Republic
Central African Republic
* Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(western side only) * Equatorial Guinea * Gabon
Gabon
* Namibia
Namibia
(observes daylight saving time) * Niger
Niger
* Nigeria
Nigeria
* Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
* Tunisia
Tunisia
(as Central European Time)

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