Country of Greenland
Measured across, the island stretches 1,050 kilometres at its widest point. Out of Greenland's 2,175,600 square kilometres, 1,833,900 are covered by inland ice, corresponding to 85% of the country – the ice-free area only covers a total of 341,700 square kilometres.
The northern location and extensive width of the northernmost part of Greenland places it in four time zones. For practical reasons, however, GMT -3 is used as the country's official time. Summer time (daylight saving time) and winter time follow the European Union system.
What is the current time in Greenland?
Central Greenland: Godthab / Nuuk
Greenland Standard Time: GMT-3
Greenland Summer (Daylight Saving) Time: GMT-2
Current daylight saving dates for Europe
- Standard Time began: Sunday 28 October 2018 01:00 GMT. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 31 March 2019 01:00 GMT. Clocks go forward one hour.
UK and Europe Clock Change Rules
Other Time Zones in Greenland
Greenland - Danmarkshavn Area
Danmarkshavn Area means a small area in the northeast including Germania Land and Store Koldewey Island.
Standard Time: GMT (all year)
East Greenland - Ittoqqortoormiit / Scoresbysund
Ittoqqortoormiit Area essentially means the peninsula on the east coast of Greenland that includes Scoresby Land, Jameson Land, and Liverpool Land.
Standard Time: GMT-1
Summer Time: GMT
West Greenland - Qaanaaq / Thule / Pituffik air base
Pituffik Area means the Hayes Peninsula, roughly from Savissivik to Etah, including Dundas and Thule.
Standard Time: GMT-4
No Summer Time
Greenland has 4 Standard Time zones:
Central Greenland (Greenland Time) Godthab / Nuuk is 3 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-3 ). It conforms to EU Daylight saving Time rules when the time is 2 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-2 )
W Greenland / Thule / Pituffik air base which is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-4 ). No Daylight saving Time is observed.
Danmarkshavn operates GMT all year round
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