Countries with Time Zones Not on the Hour

Can you name the eight countries whose time zones are either on the half or quarter hour?
Not including territories
The whole country has to be in the time zone to count
Quiz by Quizzer6794
Last updated: May 25, 2016
First submittedMay 24, 2016
Times taken189
Average score75.0%
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Time Zone
UTC -4:30
South America
UTC +3:30
Middle East
UTC +4:30
Central Asia
UTC +5:30
Central Asia
UTC +5:30
Central Asia
Sri Lanka
UTC +5:45
Central Asia
East Asia
East Asia
North Korea
Level 86
May 25, 2016
What about North Korea? It changed to UTC +8:30 last year.
Level 64
Jun 5, 2016
Yes, of course! I fixed it
Level 81
Jun 28, 2016
This seems very random. Is there any reason for these particular countries doing this?
Level 59
Dec 23, 2016
If a country is situated between two time zones, the government might decide to use a time zone that is the average of those two so that there could be consistency throughout the country
Level 75
Jan 6, 2021
North Korea returned to UTC+09:00 in 2018
Level 57
Aug 5, 2021
The only issue I had with these was that most of the countries that you have mentioned as Central Asia are from South Asia. Other than that great quiz!
Level 24
May 28, 2022
How is Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal considered central Asia? maybe Afghanistan, but definitely the others are in south Asia! Also, this quiz is outdated as at 2022, Venezuela and North Korea should not be on this list.