Time in Kazakhstan

Time in Kazakhstan
Map of Kazakhstan time zones
Current time
Western Kazakhstan Time (UTC+5)8:59 pm, January 28, 2023 [refresh]
Eastern Kazakhstan Time (UTC+6)9:59 pm, January 28, 2023 [refresh]

Even though its territory spans four geographical time zones (from +3 to +6), standard time in Kazakhstan is either UTC+05:00 or UTC+06:00. These times apply throughout the year as Kazakhstan does not observe Daylight saving time.

IANA time zone database

The tz database identifies seven zones for Kazakhstan. Data in columns marked * are from the file zone.tab of the database.

coordinates* tzid* comments* UTC offset
+4315+07657 Asia/Almaty most areas rUTC+06:00
+4448+06528 Asia/Qyzylorda Qyzylorda (Kyzylorda, Kzyl-Orda) rUTC+05:00
+5312+06337 Asia/Qostanay Qostanay/Kostanay/Kustanay qUTC+06:00
+5017+05710 Asia/Aqtobe Aqtobe (Aktobe) qUTC+05:00
+4431+05016 Asia/Aqtau Mangghystau (Mankistau) qUTC+05:00
+4707+05156 Asia/Atyrau Atyrau (Atirau, Gur'yev) qUTC+05:00
+5113+05121 Asia/Oral West Kazakhstan qUTC+05:00

According to an email on the tz mailing list, Kostanay Region could be part of Asia/Qyzylorda [1].

Time by region

Regions of Kazakhstan
Region Type tzid UTC offset
Akmola region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Aktobe region Asia/Aqtobe UTC+05:00
Almaty city(1) Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Almaty Region region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Astana city(1) Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Atyrau region Asia/Atyrau UTC+05:00
Baikonur[1] city(2) Asia/Qyzylorda UTC+05:00
East Kazakhstan region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Karagandy region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Kostanay region Asia/Qostanay UTC+06:00
Kyzylorda region Asia/Qyzylorda UTC+05:00
Mangystau region Asia/Aqtau UTC+05:00
North Kazakhstan region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Pavlodar region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Shymkent city(1) Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
Turkistan region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00
West Kazakhstan region Asia/Oral UTC+05:00
Jambyl region Asia/Almaty UTC+06:00


See also


  1. ^ On the time change in the city of Baikonur and Kyzylorda region, Administration of the city of Baikonur, 13 December 2018 (in Russian).
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