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Venezuelan Standard Time Zone


Venezuelan Standard Time Zone

Venezuela uses the UTC−04:30 timezone, commonly called Venezuelan Standard Time (VET) and legally referred to as Hora Legal de Venezuela (HLV) or Venezuela's Legal Time.

Until December 30, 2007, 06:59.59 UTC, Venezuela used the UTC−04:00 timezone.

The official time zone of Venezuela is determined by meridian 67° 30' west of Greenwich, UK. This meridian divides the country into two almost symmetrical areas and represents a −4:30 hour offset from Greenwich Mean Time (meridian 0°).

UTC−4:30 was formerly the official time zone in Venezuela from 1912 to 1965, when the government changed it in order to adopt meridian 60° (UTC−4), which passes through Punta de Playa, Delta Amacuro State.

IANA time zone database

The IANA time zone database contains one zone for Venezuela in the file, named America/Caracas.

External links

  • Current local time in Caracas
  • BBC News: Venezuela creates own time zone
  • Clocks to be set back 30 minutes on 2007-12-09
  • New Time Zone Should Complement Territorial Reorganization Bill. Mathaba, 2007-09-22

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