Central European Time
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Central European Time (CET) is a standard time of Central, and parts of Western Europe, which is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time offset from UTC can be written as UTC+01:00. It is used in most parts of Europe and in a few North African countries. CET is also known as Middle European Time (MET, German: MEZ) and by colloquial names such as Amsterdam Time, Berlin Time, Brussels Time, Madrid Time, Paris Time, Rome Time, Prague time, Warsaw Time or even Romance Standard Time (RST).
|Light Blue||Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)|
|Blue||Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)|
|Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)|
|Red||Central European Time (UTC+1)|
|Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)|
|Yellow||Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)|
|Ochre||Eastern European Time (UTC+2)|
|Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)|
|Green||Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)|
|Turquoise||Armenia Time / Azerbaijan Time / Georgia Time (UTC+4)|
▉▉▉ Dark colours: Summer time observed
|UTC-01:00||Cape Verde Time[a]|
|UTC±00:00||Greenwich Mean Time|
|UTC+03:00||East Africa Time|
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.
The 15th meridian east is the central axis for UTC+01:00 in the world system of time zones.
As of 2023, all member states of the European Union observe summer time (daylight saving time), from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. States within the CET area switch to Central European Summer Time (CEST, UTC+02:00) for the summer.
In Africa, UTC+01:00 is called West Africa Time (WAT), where it is used by several countries, year round. Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia also refer to it as Central European Time.