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Time in Chile is divided into three time zones. Most of Continental Chile uses the time offset UTC−04:00 in winter time and UTC−03:00 in summer time, while the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region uses the time offset UTC-03:00 the whole year. Additionally, Easter Island uses the time offset UTC−06:00 in winter time and UTC−05:00 in summer time.

Until 2015, Continental Chile used the time offset UTC−04:00 and Easter Island used UTC−06:00 for standard time, with daylight saving time roughly between October and March every year. In January 2015, the Chilean government announced that the entire country would keep the time offset used during daylight saving time permanently. However, the annual time change was reinstated in 2016 after feedback from the public about an increase in truancy during the winter months, complaints about older computers and other electronic devices not using the right time zone, and fruit growers reporting a 15% loss in productivity.

Starting in 2016, Chile returned to UTC−04:00 for winter time for 3 months. Between 2016 and 2018, this began on the second Sunday of May and ended on the second Sunday of August; from 2019 onward, it will start on the first Sunday of April and end on the first Sunday of September. Since 2017, a new time zone in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region has been implemented, giving two different times in Continental Chile for the first time.

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The winter time starts the first Saturday of April and ends on the first Saturday of September.

It has 2 hours of difference from the Continental time and changes the same days.

The official time on the mainland is now UTC−04:00, in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region is UTC−03:00, and on Easter Island is UTC−06:00.

Standard time (CLT/EAST)

Standard time in Chile was used in Chile until 2014 (returned 2016). The time zone Chile Standard Time (CLT) was used on the mainland with the offset UTC−04:00 and Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) was used on Easter Island with the offset UTC−06:00.

On March 1, 1894, the first official time signal operates in Valparaiso at -4 hours, 46 minutes and 34 seconds with respect to GMT, as UTC did not exist.

In 1903, another official time was operating in Coquimbo. It was synchronized at -4 hours, 45 minutes 20.7 seconds with respect to GMT.

On January 10, 1910, Chile adopted GMT-5 as its official time.

On July 1, 1919, time was set as 4 hours 42 minutes 46.3 seconds behind Greenwich.

Summer time (CLST/EASST)

Summer time in Chile, also known as daylight saving time (DST) in Chile was used in Chile from 1968 to 2014 & 2016–present. The time zone Chile Summer Time (CLST) was used on the mainland with the offset UTC−03:00 and Easter Island Summer Time (EASST) was used on Easter Island with the offset UTC−05:00. In mainland Chile, time was changed at 24:00 on a Saturday, i.e. at 0:00 on the following Sunday. In Easter Island, time was changed at 20:00 on a Saturday. In 2015, the time offset used in this time zone eventually became the only time zone in Chile.

Several exceptions have been decreed to the current rule that began in 1968:

  • In 1987, the daylight saving time was extended until Saturday 11 April to accommodate a visit by Pope John Paul II
  • In 1988, daylight saving time began a week early, to have more light for the Chilean national plebiscite of 5 October
  • In 1990, daylight saving time was extended to 17 March, because Patricio Aylwin began his presidential period on 11 March
  • In 1990, daylight saving time began at the end of 15 September, in order to save electricity due to unfavorable hydrological conditions
  • In 1997, standard time began at the end of 29 March, in order to cope with unfavorable hydrological conditions
  • In 1999, daylight saving time was extended to the first Saturday of April, due to a severe drought
  • In 2008, daylight saving time was extended 3 weeks, due to a severe drought
  • Due to the 2010 Chile earthquake, daylight saving time ended at 0:00 of 4 April on Continental Chile (20:00 Saturday 3rd on Easter Island)
  • In 2011, the government decided to end daylight saving on the first Saturday of April. Later this was postponed to the first Saturday of May.
  • On February 15, 2013, DST was extended to the last Sunday of April and started DST on the 2nd Sunday of September. These dates would be nearly the exact dates of North America's DST, reversed to the southern hemisphere, but the DST end date is 1 week early.
  • In 2015, the summer time was implemented the whole year.
  • In 2016, the change to winter time was restored.
  • In 2017, the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region began to have its own time zone, using summer time (UTC−3) the whole year.

Zones for Chile as given in the file zone.tab of the IANA time zone database.

coordinates TZ Comments UTC offset DST Notes
−3327−07040 America/Santiago Continental Chile - most locations −04:00 −03:00
-5309-07055 America/Punta_Arenas Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica −03:00 −03:00
−2709−10926 Pacific/Easter Easter Island & Salas y Gómez −06:00 −05:00
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  6. "Government determines use of winter schedule for three months this year". March 13, 2016.
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Time in Chile Article Talk Language Watch Edit Time in Chile is divided into three time zones Most of Continental Chile uses the time offset UTC 04 00 in winter time and UTC 03 00 in summer time while the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region uses the time offset UTC 03 00 the whole year Additionally Easter Island uses the time offset UTC 06 00 in winter time and UTC 05 00 in summer time 1 Continental Chile Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region Easter Island and Salas y Gomez The three time zones of Chile since 2017 Until 2015 Continental Chile used the time offset UTC 04 00 and Easter Island used UTC 06 00 for standard time with daylight saving time roughly between October and March every year In January 2015 the Chilean government announced that the entire country would keep the time offset used during daylight saving time permanently 2 3 However the annual time change was reinstated in 2016 after feedback from the public about an increase in truancy during the winter months 4 complaints about older computers and other electronic devices not using the right time zone and fruit growers reporting a 15 loss in productivity 5 Starting in 2016 Chile returned to UTC 04 00 for winter time for 3 months Between 2016 and 2018 this began on the second Sunday of May and ended on the second Sunday of August 6 from 2019 onward it will start on the first Sunday of April and end on the first Sunday of September Since 2017 a new time zone in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region has been implemented giving two different times in Continental Chile for the first time Contents 1 Time zones 2 Current time zone 3 Defunct time zones 3 1 Standard time CLT EAST 3 2 Summer time CLST EASST 4 IANA time zone database 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksTime zones EditContinental Chile UTC 3 in summer time and UTC 4 in winter time The winter time starts the first Saturday of April and ends on the first Saturday of September Easter Island UTC 5 in summer time and UTC 6 in winter time It has 2 hours of difference from the Continental time and changes the same days Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica It uses the summer time UTC 3 the whole year This time zone has been implemented since 2017 Current time zone EditThe official time on the mainland is now UTC 04 00 in the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region is UTC 03 00 and on Easter Island is UTC 06 00 Defunct time zones EditStandard time CLT EAST Edit Standard time in Chile was used in Chile until 2014 returned 2016 The time zone Chile Standard Time CLT was used on the mainland with the offset UTC 04 00 and Easter Island Standard Time EAST was used on Easter Island with the offset UTC 06 00 On March 1 1894 the first official time signal operates in Valparaiso at 4 hours 46 minutes and 34 seconds with respect to GMT as UTC did not exist 7 In 1903 another official time was operating in Coquimbo It was synchronized at 4 hours 45 minutes 20 7 seconds with respect to GMT 7 On January 10 1910 Chile adopted GMT 5 as its official time 7 On July 1 1919 time was set as 4 hours 42 minutes 46 3 seconds behind Greenwich 7 Summer time CLST EASST Edit Summer time in Chile also known as daylight saving time DST in Chile was used in Chile from 1968 to 2014 amp 2016 present The time zone Chile Summer Time CLST was used on the mainland with the offset UTC 03 00 and Easter Island Summer Time EASST was used on Easter Island with the offset UTC 05 00 In mainland Chile time was changed at 24 00 on a Saturday i e at 0 00 on the following Sunday In Easter Island time was changed at 20 00 on a Saturday 7 In 2015 the time offset used in this time zone eventually became the only time zone in Chile Several exceptions have been decreed to the current rule that began in 1968 In 1987 the daylight saving time was extended until Saturday 11 April to accommodate a visit by Pope John Paul II 7 In 1988 daylight saving time began a week early to have more light for the Chilean national plebiscite of 5 October 8 In 1990 daylight saving time was extended to 17 March because Patricio Aylwin began his presidential period on 11 March 8 In 1990 daylight saving time began at the end of 15 September in order to save electricity due to unfavorable hydrological conditions 8 In 1997 standard time began at the end of 29 March in order to cope with unfavorable hydrological conditions 9 In 1999 daylight saving time was extended to the first Saturday of April due to a severe drought 7 In 2008 daylight saving time was extended 3 weeks due to a severe drought 7 Due to the 2010 Chile earthquake daylight saving time ended at 0 00 of 4 April on Continental Chile 20 00 Saturday 3rd on Easter Island 10 In 2011 the government decided to end daylight saving on the first Saturday of April Later this was postponed to the first Saturday of May 11 On February 15 2013 DST was extended to the last Sunday of April and started DST on the 2nd Sunday of September These dates would be nearly the exact dates of North America s DST reversed to the southern hemisphere but the DST end date is 1 week early 12 In 2015 the summer time was implemented the whole year In 2016 the change to winter time was restored In 2017 the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica region began to have its own time zone using summer time UTC 3 the whole year IANA time zone database EditZones for Chile as given in the file zone tab of the IANA time zone database coordinates TZ Comments UTC offset DST Notes 3327 07040 America Santiago Continental Chile most locations 04 00 03 00 5309 07055 America Punta Arenas Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica 03 00 03 00 2709 10926 Pacific Easter Easter Island amp Salas y Gomez 06 00 05 00See also EditTime in Argentina Time in Paraguay Time in UruguayReferences Edit From timeanddate com all retrieved 2013 06 17 CLT Chile Standard Time CLST Chile Summer Time EAST Easter Island Standard Time EASST Easter Island Summer Time Chile keeps Daylight time January 28 2015 Chile abolishes Daylight Saving Time January 29 2015 Chile to switch back to Standard Time Retrieved April 10 2016 Chile Fruit growers blame productivity loss on abolition of DST June 10 2015 Government determines use of winter schedule for three months this year March 13 2016 a b c d e f g h History of the Official Time of Chile Hora Oficial Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada de Chile Archived from the original on 2012 03 06 a b c Preguntas Frecuentes Hora Oficial de Chile page 5 in Spanish Preguntas Frecuentes Hora Oficial de Chile page 6 in Spanish Chile Extends Daylight Saving Due to Earthquake Time and Date 10 March 2010 EMOL March 28 2011 Gobierno pospone cambio de hora hasta el primer sabado de mayo in Spanish Chile extends DST to April 27 2013 Time and Date 5 March 2013External links EditLa Hora Oficial de Chile Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Time in Chile amp oldid 1080799604, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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