UTC ± 0

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UTC ± 01Name

Zone meridian 0 °

Template: Infobox time zone / OFFSET


Time zones

The zone time UTC ± 0 notes that there is no time difference to the coordinated universal time UTC. The reference meridian is the prime meridian , the semicircle of length is 0 °. On watches with this zone time, it is one hour earlier than CET and the same time as GMT , GMT & UTC.

It is used as standard time for the time zones Western European Time ( GMT or international English WET , Western European Time ). In Great Britain and West Africa the time is still referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It also applies to various summer times .

The current UTC is 12:16

Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time

UTC + 0:
  • South Summer / North Standard Time
  • Sea area
  • North Summer / South Standard Time
  • Standard time all year round
  • Hypothetical time zones in Europe if the principle that a country uses the time zone in which most of the country is located were consistently applied. Legend as in the map below. Portugal and Ireland could even use the Azorean time. The Kaliningrad Oblast was considered separately and added to the CET

    The following countries and regions use the GMT or GMT (from north to south)

    Greenwich Mean Time / Temps Moyen de Greenwich in Africa

    The following countries in West Africa use GMT:


    Historical use

    • From March 11, 1911 until the German occupation in 1940, France also used and maintained Western European Time
    • on December 15, 1918 also in the German area on the left bank of the Rhine he occupied, and on January 1, 1919 in the area occupied on the right bank of the Rhine (bridgeheads Mainz and Koblenz ). At least in railway operations, the area on the left bank of the Rhine that was still occupied was given up on February 1, 1925 and Central European Time was reintroduced.

    Individual evidence

    1. ^ AK Galloway: The Summer Time Order 2002 . In: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (ed.): Statutory Instrument 2002 . No. 262 . Buckingham Palace, London 2002, ISBN 0-11-039331-7 ( legislation.gov.uk [PDF; accessed June 6, 2016]).
    2. This is based on the Standard Time Act 1968 (introduction of the WET) Standard Time (Amendment) Act 1971 (abolition of the original standard time / winter time), so that the name 'Standard Time' today denotes daylight saving time. Irish Standard Time Act, 1968. irishstatutebook.ie, accessed 2009 . Standard Time (Amendment) Act, 1971. irishstatutebook.ie, accessed 2009 .
    3. Prussian and Hessian Railway Directorate in Mainz (ed.): Official Gazette of the Prussian and Hessian Railway Directorate in Mainz from December 11, 1918, No. 65. Announcement No. 857, p. 403.
    4. Prussian and Hessian Railway Directorate in Mainz (ed.): Official Gazette of the Prussian and Hessian Railway Directorate in Mainz of January 4, 1919, No. 1. Announcement No. 11, p. 5.
    5. Reichsbahndirektion in Mainz (ed.): Official Gazette of the Reichsbahndirektion in Mainz of January 24, 1925, No. 7. Announcement No. 119, p. 89f.