Top 10 Countries with the Most Time Zones

Can you name the countries that have at least 4 different time zones, according to Wikipedia?
INCLUDES overseas territories!
Does not include Daylight Saving Time
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: July 26, 2019
First submittedFebruary 9, 2017
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Country
12
France
11
Russia
11
United States
9
Australia
9
United Kingdom
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Country
6
Canada
5
Denmark
5
New Zealand
4
Brazil
4
Mexico
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Level 75
Feb 9, 2017
Great :)
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Level 65
May 16, 2022
Fun. I put in France as a joke, since they have these tiny pieces of land they claim around the globe. Then I understood how this game is played.
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Level 90
Feb 10, 2017
Interesting, when I saw that the US was 11, I figured DST was factoring in. Without it I'm only getting up to 9. Now I have to go look this up.
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Level 90
Feb 10, 2017
I missed UTC+12 and -12. Forgot about the minor islands.
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Level 85
Feb 10, 2017
Just being a perfectionist, but in your note, it should be "Daylight Saving Time", not "Savings" (you can't actually save time!).
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Level 75
Mar 1, 2017
You can save time by multitasking... unless you're a man
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2017
:-)
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Level 58
May 12, 2021
By doing what?
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Level ∞
Jul 26, 2019
Okay
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2020
Yet another reason the whole stupid thing should be done away with. Let's go on Daylight Saving, make that the new standard, and never come off. Extending daylight saving in the US ranks among Bush's very top achievements as president.
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Level 77
Mar 29, 2022
Guess you got your wish!
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Level 67
Feb 11, 2017
I love the fact that China officially has one time zone.
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Level 44
Feb 16, 2017
Yup, pretty insane.
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Level 83
Jun 12, 2017
It's light outside if Mao says it is and don't you dare question it.
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2017
Lol
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Level 32
Jun 12, 2017
All hail Mao
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Level 86
Dec 18, 2019
That's CHAIRMAN Mao to you! ;)
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2020
Not nearly as important these days as "Xi who must be obeyed"
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Level 63
Nov 30, 2021
You mean Winnie the Pooh
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Level 39
Nov 30, 2021
Winnie the Pooh Senior
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Level 47
Apr 22, 2022
-10,000 Social Credit Score

You just got sent to Tibet and will never be heard from again

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Level 72
Jun 12, 2017
Most of western China is uninhabited anyways, so it doesn't cause as much problems as it might if the US does the same.
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Level 61
Jun 12, 2017
There are still lots of people living there. Even though kal is partly joking, I'd be inclined to believe that Mao wanted every Chinese citizen to be on the same time as his capital, which is on the latitude where most of the other +8 timezones are.
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Level 59
May 5, 2018
I used to live in Sichuan. The officials there would use the 'local' time and the official time according to whichever was most convenient for them. Supposed to work from 8 to 5? Well then, just start working when it would be 8 o'clock by the sun, then stop working when it was officially 5.
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Level 73
Jun 30, 2018
Xinjiang has more than twenty million people. Not a ton by the standards of Chinese provinces, but not insignificant.
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Level 75
May 12, 2020
Imagine living in Kashgar though, Business there might have to say they're open from 6.00 AM to 3.00 PM to be able to be open during the day.
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Level 58
May 12, 2021
I had to do this in my head like 20 times (I have a lot of time on my hands), but it seems like they would say that they were open from 10 to 7?
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Level 24
May 28, 2022
more like 11 to 8 ;) assuming you meant 8 to 5.

Just a few weeks ago I considered remote working from Kashgar, as I have a place in Shanghai but due to the extreme Covid lockdown there I wasn't too keen on going there. As I happened to also have a place in Kashgar, I was seriously considering this option. I was flying to China from a location with UTC+8 timezone with my work hours being 8:30 to 17:30, but the thought of my internet being possibly very slow deterred me from going there eventually, so now I'm stuck in Shanghai with the horrible lockdown still ongoing.

In retrospect, working in Kashgar sticking to a +8 timezone work schedule is pretty insane and unhealthy. As this city is physically in UTC+5 being on the extreme western edge of China, it means the solar time is around 5:30am when I start work and it's completely pitch black outside. Most shops and food vendors won't open until a few hours later too.

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Level 21
Jun 13, 2017
I never actually knew that, so thanks! Kept wondering why China wasn't being accepted...
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2021
They technically have five but officially they have one.
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Level 45
Jul 5, 2022
Why is this part of the comment section so political? Chill out, if you need to talk politics, do it on Twitter.
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Level 33
Mar 15, 2017
Very good quiz! I forgot new zealand :/
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Level 69
Jun 12, 2017
Only missed Denmark. -I'm from Denmark!
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2017
Almost did as well - not very often we see our little kingdom represented in any quizzes with the most of anything..
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Level 63
Jun 12, 2017
only miss Mexico, I´m from Mexico
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Level 82
Jun 14, 2017
@garby95 Don't worry. Quintana Roo's time zone change was a really sneaky one.
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Level 66
Nov 30, 2021
I got Brazil and I don't live there and have never visited.
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Level 33
Jan 25, 2022
I got Brazil too... but I was born and live here haha
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Level 44
Jun 12, 2017
I missed New Zealand and I'm from New Zealand lmao
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Level 41
Jun 14, 2017
Same, forgot about Greenland and the Faroes for a second. Denmark squad, where you at?
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Level 63
Oct 12, 2021
I almost missed it until I remembered Greenland and the Faeroe Islands.
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Level 64
Jun 12, 2017
How the hell did I forget Canada???
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2017
Well, I can't believe the only one I missed was New Zealand!
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Level 64
Jun 12, 2017
Tip for everyone it seems: guess your country first!
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Level 63
Oct 12, 2021
I tried that and it failed :(
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Level 41
Jun 12, 2017
Just missed New Zealand
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2017
Nobody in New Zealand thinks of Cook Islands and Niue to be a territory of New Zealand. They are nations that are a part of the "realm" of NZ, but when New Zealanders talk about New Zealand they mean the North and South Islands (in one time zone) and Chatham Islands (in a 2nd time zone), and that's it. Go to any travel agent and the Cooks and Niue are in the foreign destinations list, and when you travel there, you have to clear customs, and you fly there from the international terminal. The one genuine territory of NZ is Tokelau, but again, NZers don't include that very remote clutch of atolls in their thinking.
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Level 75
Dec 21, 2019
yes, and the Cook Islands and Niue have their own international treaties with other countries, so they're pretty close to the definition of countries in their own right
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Level 49
Oct 4, 2020
i also think that officially these two have the same status with NZ fsmicronesia and marshall islands have with the us, but those are counted as countries
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Level 62
Jun 12, 2017
I think the Netherlands should feature on their somewhere, granted that Aruba and St. Maarten are Dutch overseas territories. Is that right?
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2017
The three smallest Dutch constituent countries and territories all use the same time zone.
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Level 49
Oct 4, 2020
well, bc of that they officially have 2 timezones
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Level 42
Jun 12, 2017
I wonder how many people guessed China
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Level 59
Jun 12, 2017
Missed United Kingdom! Grrr..... :)
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Level 44
Jun 12, 2017
I get all of them except my own country, how embarrassing...
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Level 54
Jun 12, 2017
*Generic comment about China that mentions that I didn't guess China because I KNEW they had only one time zone so even though it isn't part of the quiz you all know how smart I am.*
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2017
Generic comment about what a buzzkill you are.
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Level 58
Apr 12, 2019
When will I learn to type in an answer if it occurs to me "just in case" it's right? Sigh. The only one I missed, and I didn't bother typing it in.
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Level 66
Dec 18, 2019
Didn't read the caveats, because JetPunk never include overseas territories, we all know that.... Oh but not this time, damn you Quizmaster!
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Level 41
Dec 18, 2019
real nice .. gotta admit . didnt expect new zealand and denmark here. although it was fun
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Level 64
Dec 18, 2019
I knew about China's single time zone, but was a bit surprised that Indonesia didn't make the list.
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2021
Indonesia has 3 official time zones.
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Level 42
Dec 19, 2019
i live in new zealand and i only knew of NZT and whatever the chatham islands uses
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Level 52
Dec 31, 2019
IDIOT... I got all but Russia
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Level 40
Mar 29, 2020
Oh my god i guessed France at 0:01 and that was the last one I needed
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2020
got all with 34 seconds left. Great:)
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Level 60
Sep 4, 2020
How is it New Zealand and not Indonesia, argh!
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Level 50
Sep 28, 2020
Just missed the cut with 3 time-zones, West, Central and East, also certain overseas territories such as Niue and Cook Islands make NZ have 4!
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Level 36
Dec 11, 2020
oof I guessed Denmark at 0:03
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Level 38
Nov 3, 2021
Wow, I never knew New Zealand had 5 time zones.
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2021
Cause it includes Tokelau, Niue and Cook Islands here.
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Level 37
Nov 30, 2021
When it said Australia has 9, I was really confused, because I always think of us only having 3. I forget what happens during daylight savings
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Level 47
Nov 30, 2021
Also worth considering Norfolk, Lord Howe, Christmas, and Cocos Islands all also have different timezones (I assume the other 'territories' do as well but they don't really count for anything if we're honest). Also making NSW the only State LEGALLY with multiple timezones. Daylight Saving Time is a mess here though, it works, but it's a mess.
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Level 39
Dec 2, 2021
New Zealand definitely surprised me.