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2016-10-23

2016-10-23 20:45:55 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to tzdata2016h.

116:   # http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_armenia03.html   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Yerevan 2:58:00 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  3:00 - YERT 1957 Mar # Yerevan Time -  4:00 RussiaAsia YER%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s -  3:00 1:00 YERST 1991 Sep 23 # independence -  3:00 RussiaAsia AM%sT 1995 Sep 24 2:00s -  4:00 - AMT 1997 -  4:00 RussiaAsia AM%sT 2012 Feb 9 -  4:00 - AMT +  3:00 - +03 1957 Mar +  4:00 RussiaAsia +04/+05 1991 Mar 31 2:00s +  3:00 RussiaAsia +03/+04 1995 Sep 24 2:00s +  4:00 - +04 1997 +  4:00 RussiaAsia +04/+05      # Azerbaijan   
143:   Rule Azer 1997 2015 - Oct lastSun 5:00 0 -   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Baku 3:19:24 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  3:00 - BAKT 1957 Mar # Baku Time -  4:00 RussiaAsia BAK%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s -  3:00 1:00 BAKST 1991 Aug 30 # independence -  3:00 RussiaAsia AZ%sT 1992 Sep lastSun 2:00s -  4:00 - AZT 1996 # Azerbaijan Time -  4:00 EUAsia AZ%sT 1997 -  4:00 Azer AZ%sT +  3:00 - +03 1957 Mar +  4:00 RussiaAsia +04/+05 1991 Mar 31 2:00s +  3:00 RussiaAsia +03/+04 1992 Sep lastSun 2:00s +  4:00 - +04 1996 +  4:00 EUAsia +04/+05 1997 +  4:00 Azer +04/+05      # Bahrain   # See Asia/Qatar.
268:   # Milne says 6:24:40 was the meridian of the time ball observatory at Rangoon.      # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL] - Zone Asia/Rangoon 6:24:40 - LMT 1880 # or Yangon + Zone Asia/Yangon 6:24:40 - LMT 1880 # or Rangoon    6:24:40 - RMT 1920 # Rangoon Mean Time?    6:30 - BURT 1942 May # Burma Time    9:00 - JST 1945 May 3
383:   # Lewiston (ME) Daily Sun (1939-05-29), p 17, said "Even the time is   # different - the occupied districts going by Tokyo time, an hour   # ahead of that prevailing in the rest of Shanghai." Guess that the - # Xujiahui Observatory was under French control and stuck with UT+8. + # Xujiahui Observatory was under French control and stuck with UT +08.   #   # In earlier versions of this file, China had many separate Zone entries, but   # this was based on what were apparently incorrect data in Shanks & Pottenger.
392:   # Proposed in 1918 and theoretically in effect until 1949 (although in practice   # mainly observed in coastal areas), the five zones were:   # - # Changbai Time ("Long-white Time", Long-white = Heilongjiang area) UT+8.5 + # Changbai Time ("Long-white Time", Long-white = Heilongjiang area) UT +08:30   # Asia/Harbin (currently a link to Asia/Shanghai)   # Heilongjiang (except Mohe county), Jilin   # - # Zhongyuan Time ("Central plain Time") UT+8 + # Zhongyuan Time ("Central plain Time") UT +08   # Asia/Shanghai   # most of China   # This currently represents most other zones as well,   # as apparently these regions have been the same since 1970.   # Milne gives 8:05:43.2 for Xujiahui Observatory time; round to nearest. - # Guo says Shanghai switched to UT+8 "from the end of the 19th century". + # Guo says Shanghai switched to UT +08 "from the end of the 19th century".   # - # Long-shu Time (probably due to Long and Shu being two names of that area) UT+7 + # Long-shu Time (probably due to Long and Shu being two names of the area) UT +07   # Asia/Chongqing (currently a link to Asia/Shanghai)   # Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Ningxia, Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Yunnan;   # most of Gansu; west Inner Mongolia; west Qinghai; and the Guangdong   # counties Deqing, Enping, Kaiping, Luoding, Taishan, Xinxing,   # Yangchun, Yangjiang, Yu'nan, and Yunfu.   # - # Xin-zang Time ("Xinjiang-Tibet Time") UT+6 + # Xin-zang Time ("Xinjiang-Tibet Time") UT +06   # Asia/Urumqi   # This currently represents Kunlun Time as well,   # as apparently the two regions have been the same since 1970.
424:   # Shihezi, Changji, Yanqi, Heshuo, Tuokexun, Tulufan, Shanshan, Hami,   # Fukang, Kuitun, Kumukuli, Miquan, Qitai, and Turfan.   # - # Kunlun Time UT+5.5 + # Kunlun Time UT +05:30   # Asia/Kashgar (currently a link to Asia/Urumqi)   # West Tibet, including Pulan, Aheqi, Shufu, Shule;   # West Xinjiang, including Aksu, Atushi, Yining, Hetian, Cele, Luopu, Nileke,
440:   #   # On the other hand, ethnic Uyghurs, who make up about half the   # population of Xinjiang, typically use "Xinjiang time" which is two - # hours behind Beijing time, or UTC +0600. The government of the Xinjiang + # hours behind Beijing time, or UT +06. The government of the Xinjiang   # Uyghur Autonomous Region, (XAUR, or just Xinjiang for short) as well as   # local governments such as the Ürümqi city government use both times in   # publications, referring to what is popularly called Xinjiang time as
496:   # having the same time as Beijing.      # From Paul Eggert (2014-06-30): - # In the early days of the PRC, Tibet was given its own time zone (UT+6) but - # this was withdrawn in 1959 and never reinstated; see Tubten Khétsun, + # In the early days of the PRC, Tibet was given its own time zone (UT +06) + # but this was withdrawn in 1959 and never reinstated; see Tubten Khétsun,   # Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese Rule, Columbia U Press, ISBN   # 978-0231142861 (2008), translator's introduction by Matthew Akester, p x.   # As this is before our 1970 cutoff, Tibet doesn't need a separate zone.
511:   # Republics, the Soviet Union, the Kuomintang, and the People's Republic of   # China, and tracking down all these organizations' timekeeping rules would be   # quite a trick. Approximate this lost history by a transition from LMT to - # XJT at the start of 1928, the year of accession of the warlord Jin Shuren, + # UT +06 at the start of 1928, the year of accession of the warlord Jin Shuren,   # which happens to be the date given by Shanks & Pottenger (no doubt as a - # guess) as the transition from LMT. Ignore the usage of UT+8 before - # 1986-02-01 under the theory that the transition date to UT+8 is unknown and + # guess) as the transition from LMT. Ignore the usage of +08 before + # 1986-02-01 under the theory that the transition date to +08 is unknown and   # that the sort of users who prefer Asia/Urumqi now typically ignored the - # UT+8 mandate back then. + # +08 mandate back then.      # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   # Beijing time, used throughout China; represented by Shanghai.
721:   # be found from historical government announcement database.      # From Paul Eggert (2014-07-03): - # As per Yu-Cheng Chuang, say that Taiwan was at UT+9 from 1937-10-01 + # As per Yu-Cheng Chuang, say that Taiwan was at UT +09 from 1937-10-01   # until 1945-09-21 at 01:00, overriding Shanks & Pottenger.   # Likewise, use Yu-Cheng Chuang's data for DST in Taiwan.   
835:   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Tbilisi 2:59:11 - LMT 1880    2:59:11 - TBMT 1924 May 2 # Tbilisi Mean Time -  3:00 - TBIT 1957 Mar # Tbilisi Time -  4:00 RussiaAsia TBI%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s -  3:00 1:00 TBIST 1991 Apr 9 # independence -  3:00 RussiaAsia GE%sT 1992 # Georgia Time -  3:00 E-EurAsia GE%sT 1994 Sep lastSun -  4:00 E-EurAsia GE%sT 1996 Oct lastSun -  4:00 1:00 GEST 1997 Mar lastSun -  4:00 E-EurAsia GE%sT 2004 Jun 27 -  3:00 RussiaAsia GE%sT 2005 Mar lastSun 2:00 -  4:00 - GET +  3:00 - +03 1957 Mar +  4:00 RussiaAsia +04/+05 1991 Mar 31 2:00s +  3:00 RussiaAsia +03/+04 1992 +  3:00 E-EurAsia +03/+04 1994 Sep lastSun +  4:00 E-EurAsia +04/+05 1996 Oct lastSun +  4:00 1:00 +05 1997 Mar lastSun +  4:00 E-EurAsia +04/+05 2004 Jun 27 +  3:00 RussiaAsia +03/+04 2005 Mar lastSun 2:00 +  4:00 - +04      # East Timor   
921:   # These would be the earliest possible times for a change.   # Régimes horaires pour le monde entier, by Henri Le Corre, (Éditions   # Traditionnelles, 1987, Paris) says that Java and Madura switched - # from JST to UTC+07:30 on 1945-09-23, and gives 1944-09-01 for Jayapura + # from UT +09 to +07:30 on 1945-09-23, and gives 1944-09-01 for Jayapura   # (Hollandia). For now, assume all Indonesian locations other than Jayapura   # switched on 1945-09-23.   #
932:   # summary published by the Time and Frequency Laboratory of the   # Research Center for Calibration, Instrumentation and Metrology,   # Indonesia, <http://time.kim.lipi.go.id/time-eng.php> (2006-09-29). - # The abbreviations are: + # The time zone abbreviations and UT offsets are:   # - # WIB - UTC+7 - Waktu Indonesia Barat (Indonesia western time) - # WITA - UTC+8 - Waktu Indonesia Tengah (Indonesia central time) - # WIT - UTC+9 - Waktu Indonesia Timur (Indonesia eastern time) + # WIB - +07 - Waktu Indonesia Barat (Indonesia western time) + # WITA - +08 - Waktu Indonesia Tengah (Indonesia central time) + # WIT - +09 - Waktu Indonesia Timur (Indonesia eastern time)   #   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   # Java, Sumatra
1825:   Rule Kyrgyz 1997 2004 - Oct lastSun 2:30 0 -   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Bishkek 4:58:24 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  5:00 - FRUT 1930 Jun 21 # Frunze Time -  6:00 RussiaAsia FRU%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s -  5:00 1:00 FRUST 1991 Aug 31 2:00 # independence -  5:00 Kyrgyz KG%sT 2005 Aug 12 # Kyrgyzstan Time -  6:00 - KGT +  5:00 - +05 1930 Jun 21 +  6:00 RussiaAsia +06/+07 1991 Mar 31 2:00s +  5:00 RussiaAsia +05/+06 1991 Aug 31 2:00 +  5:00 Kyrgyz +05/+06 2005 Aug 12 +  6:00 - +06      ###############################################################################   
1868:   Rule ROK 1987 1988 - May Sun>=8 2:00 1:00 D   Rule ROK 1987 1988 - Oct Sun>=8 3:00 0 S    - # From Paul Eggert (2014-10-30): + # From Paul Eggert (2016-08-23):   # The Korean Wikipedia entry gives the following sources for UT offsets:   # - # 1908: Official Journal Article No. 3994 (Edict No. 5) + # 1908: Official Journal Article No. 3994 (decree No. 5)   # 1912: Governor-General of Korea Official Gazette Issue No. 367   # (Announcement No. 338)   # 1954: Presidential Decree No. 876 (1954-03-17)   # 1961: Law No. 676 (1961-08-07) - # 1987: Law No. 3919 (1986-12-31) +    # - # The Wikipedia entry also has confusing information about a change - # to UT+9 in April 1910, but then what would be the point of the later change - # to UT+9 on 1912-01-01? Omit the 1910 change for now. + # (Another source "1987: Law No. 3919 (1986-12-31)" was in the 2014-10-30 + # edition of the Korean Wikipedia entry.)   #   # I guessed that time zone abbreviations through 1945 followed the same   # rules as discussed under Taiwan, with nominal switches from JST to KST   # when the respective cities were taken over by the Allies after WWII.   # - # For Pyongyang we have no information; guess no changes since World War II. + # For Pyongyang, guess no changes from World War II until 2015, as we + # have no information otherwise.      # From Steffen Thorsen (2015-08-07):   # According to many news sources, North Korea is going to change to
2046:   # Bill Bonnet (2005-05-19) reports that the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar says   # there is only one time zone and that DST is observed, citing Microsoft   # Windows XP as the source. Risto Nykänen (2005-05-16) reports that - # travelmongolia.org says there are two time zones (UTC+7, UTC+8) with no DST. + # travelmongolia.org says there are two time zones (UT +07, +08) with no DST.   # Oscar van Vlijmen (2005-05-20) reports that the Mongolian Embassy in   # Washington, DC says there are two time zones, with DST observed.   # He also found
2549:   # From Paul Eggert (2015-03-03):   # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/west-bank/ramallah?year=2014   # says that the fall 2014 transition was Oct 23 at 24:00. - # For future dates, guess the last Friday in March at 24:00 through - # the first Friday on or after October 21 at 00:00. This is consistent with - # the predictions in today's editions of the following URLs: - # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/gaza-strip/gaza - # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/west-bank/hebron +       # From Hannah Kreitem (2016-03-09):   # http://www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps/WebSite/ar/ViewDetails?ID=31728
2563:   #   # From Paul Eggert (2016-03-12):   # Predict spring transitions on March's last Saturday at 01:00 from now on. - # Leave fall predictions alone for now. +     -  + # From Sharef Mustafa (2016-10-19): + # [T]he Palestinian cabinet decision (Mar 8th 2016) published on + # http://www.palestinecabinet.gov.ps/WebSite/Upload/Decree/GOV_17/16032016134830.pdf + # states that summer time will end on Oct 29th at 01:00. + # + # From Tim Parenti (2016-10-19): + # Predict fall transitions on October's last Saturday at 01:00 from now on. + # This is consistent with the 2016 transition as well as our spring + # predictions. + # + # From Paul Eggert (2016-10-19): + # It's also consistent with predictions in the following URLs today: + # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/gaza-strip/gaza + # http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/west-bank/hebron +    # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S   Rule EgyptAsia 1957 only - May 10 0:00 1:00 S   Rule EgyptAsia 1957 1958 - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
2592:   Rule Palestine 2012 2014 - Mar lastThu 24:00 1:00 S   Rule Palestine 2012 only - Sep 21 1:00 0 -   Rule Palestine 2013 only - Sep Fri>=21 0:00 0 - - Rule Palestine 2014 max - Oct Fri>=21 0:00 0 - + Rule Palestine 2014 2015 - Oct Fri>=21 0:00 0 -   Rule Palestine 2015 only - Mar lastFri 24:00 1:00 S   Rule Palestine 2016 max - Mar lastSat 1:00 1:00 S -  + Rule Palestine 2016 max - Oct lastSat 1:00 0 -      # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Gaza 2:17:52 - LMT 1900 Oct
2682:   # earlier date.   #   # Shanks & Pottenger also state that until 1968-05-01 Saudi Arabia had two - # time zones; the other zone, at UTC+4, was in the far eastern part of + # time zones; the other zone, at UT +04, was in the far eastern part of   # the country. Ignore this, as it's before our 1970 cutoff.   #   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
2744:   # People who live in regions under Tamil control can use [TZ='Asia/Kolkata'],   # as that zone has agreed with the Tamil areas since our cutoff date of 1970.    - # From K Sethu (2006-04-25): - # I think the abbreviation LKT originated from the world of computers at - # the time of or subsequent to the time zone changes by SL Government - # twice in 1996 and probably SL Government or its standardization - # agencies never declared an abbreviation as a national standard. + # From Sadika Sumanapala (2016-10-19): + # According to http://www.sltime.org (maintained by Measurement Units, + # Standards & Services Department, Sri Lanka) abbreviation for Sri Lanka + # standard time is SLST.   # - # I recollect before the recent change the government announcements - # mentioning it as simply changing Sri Lanka Standard Time or Sri Lanka - # Time and no mention was made about the abbreviation. - # - # If we look at Sri Lanka Department of Government's "Official News - # Website of Sri Lanka" ... http://www.news.lk/ we can see that they - # use SLT as abbreviation in time stamp at the beginning of each news - # item.... - # - # Within Sri Lanka I think LKT is well known among computer users and - # administrators. In my opinion SLT may not be a good choice because the - # nation's largest telcom / internet operator Sri Lanka Telcom is well - # known by that abbreviation - simply as SLT (there IP domains are - # slt.lk and sltnet.lk). - # - # But if indeed our government has adopted SLT as standard abbreviation - # (that we have not known so far) then it is better that it be used for - # all computers. + # From Paul Eggert (2016-10-18): + # "SLST" seems to be reasonably recent and rarely-used outside time + # zone nerd sources. I searched Google News and found three uses of + # it in the International Business Times of India in February and + # March of this year when discussing cricket match times, but nothing + # since then (though there has been a lot of cricket) and nothing in + # other English-language news sources. Our old abbreviation "LKT" is + # even worse. For now, let's use a numeric abbreviation; we can + # switch to "SLST" if it catches on.    - # From Paul Eggert (2006-04-25): - # One possibility is that we wait for a bit for the dust to settle down - # and then see what people actually say in practice. -  +    # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Colombo 5:19:24 - LMT 1880    5:19:32 - MMT 1906 # Moratuwa Mean Time -  5:30 - IST 1942 Jan 5 -  5:30 0:30 IHST 1942 Sep -  5:30 1:00 IST 1945 Oct 16 2:00 -  5:30 - IST 1996 May 25 0:00 -  6:30 - LKT 1996 Oct 26 0:30 -  6:00 - LKT 2006 Apr 15 0:30 -  5:30 - IST +  5:30 - +0530 1942 Jan 5 +  5:30 0:30 +0530/+06 1942 Sep +  5:30 1:00 +0530/+0630 1945 Oct 16 2:00 +  5:30 - +0530 1996 May 25 0:00 +  6:30 - +0630 1996 Oct 26 0:30 +  6:00 - +06 2006 Apr 15 0:30 +  5:30 - +0530      # Syria   # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
2951:   # From Shanks & Pottenger.   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Dushanbe 4:35:12 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  5:00 - DUST 1930 Jun 21 # Dushanbe Time -  6:00 RussiaAsia DUS%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s -  5:00 1:00 DUSST 1991 Sep 9 2:00s -  5:00 - TJT # Tajikistan Time +  5:00 - +05 1930 Jun 21 +  6:00 RussiaAsia +06/+07 1991 Mar 31 2:00s +  5:00 1:00 +05/+06 1991 Sep 9 2:00s +  5:00 - +05      # Thailand   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
2968:   # From Shanks & Pottenger.   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Ashgabat 3:53:32 - LMT 1924 May 2 # or Ashkhabad -  4:00 - ASHT 1930 Jun 21 # Ashkhabad Time -  5:00 RussiaAsia ASH%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00 -  4:00 RussiaAsia ASH%sT 1991 Oct 27 # independence -  4:00 RussiaAsia TM%sT 1992 Jan 19 2:00 -  5:00 - TMT +  4:00 - +04 1930 Jun 21 +  5:00 RussiaAsia +05/+06 1991 Mar 31 2:00 +  4:00 RussiaAsia +04/+05 1992 Jan 19 2:00 +  5:00 - +05      # United Arab Emirates   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
2984:   # Byalokoz 1919 says Uzbekistan was 4:27:53.   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Samarkand 4:27:53 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  4:00 - SAMT 1930 Jun 21 # Samarkand Time -  5:00 - SAMT 1981 Apr 1 -  5:00 1:00 SAMST 1981 Oct 1 -  6:00 - TAST 1982 Apr 1 # Tashkent Time -  5:00 RussiaAsia SAM%sT 1991 Sep 1 # independence -  5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1992 -  5:00 - UZT +  4:00 - +04 1930 Jun 21 +  5:00 - +05 1981 Apr 1 +  5:00 1:00 +06 1981 Oct 1 +  6:00 - +06 1982 Apr 1 +  5:00 RussiaAsia +05/+06 1992 +  5:00 - +05   # Milne says Tashkent was 4:37:10.8; round to nearest.   Zone Asia/Tashkent 4:37:11 - LMT 1924 May 2 -  5:00 - TAST 1930 Jun 21 # Tashkent Time -  6:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00 -  5:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Sep 1 # independence -  5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1992 -  5:00 - UZT +  5:00 - +05 1930 Jun 21 +  6:00 RussiaAsia +06/+07 1991 Mar 31 2:00 +  5:00 RussiaAsia +05/+06 1992 +  5:00 - +05      # Vietnam