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Federative Republic of Brazil / República Federativa do Brasil

Main facts, time zones and local clocks

The Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil ) is the largest and most populous country in Latin America and the fifth largest in the world.  Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, Brazil borders Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana.  Every South American nation except for Ecuador and Chile borders with Brazil.  Named after brazilwood, a tree highly valued by early colonists, Brazil is home to both extensive agricultural lands and rain forests. There are four time zones in Brazil.

Does Brazil observe Daylight Saving Time?

In 2015, Daylight Saving Time is observed in ten states: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and in Distrito Federal (the Federal District)

Summer Time / Daylight Saving Time (DST) came into effect on  18 October 2015 and will end on 21 February 2016.

What is the time in Brazil, South America?

Brazil - Brasília Time (with DST) - Brasilia (Federal District), Espírito Santo , Goiás , Minas Gerais , Paraná , Rio de Janeiro , Rio Grande do Sul , Santa Catarina , São Paulo

(BRT in winter / BRST in summer)

Daylight Saving Time: BRST = GMT-2

Brazil - Brasília Time (without DST) - Alagoas , Amapá , Bahia , Ceará , Maranhão , Pará , Paraíba , Pernambuco , Piauí , Rio Grande do Norte , Rondônia , Sergipe

Standard Time: BRT = GMT-3
Does not operate Daylight Saving Time

Brazil - Amazon Time (with DST) - Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
Daylight Saving Time: AMST = GMT-3

Brazil - Amazon Time (without DST) - Amazonas , Roraima

Standard Time: AMT = GMT-4
No Daylight Saving Time

Brazil - Fernando de Noronha Archipelago Time

Standard Time: FNT = GMT-2
No Daylight Saving Time

Observed in:  Adotam Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso e Distrito Federal.

From 2011 Bahia adopted DST
From 2012 Bahia unadopted DST
Tocantins adopted DST

Other areas of Brazil do not adopt Summer Time

What is the International Telephone Dialling Code for Brazil ?

The International Dialling Code for Brazil is 55.

Brazil websites

Observatório Nacional de Brasil (National  Observatory of Brazil): www.on.br

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