Time in Uruguay

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Uruguay is located at a longitude appropriate for a UTC−04:00 time zone offset, but it actually uses a UTC−03:00 offset. Uruguay used to observe daylight saving time (UTC−02:00) from October till March.[1] On 30 June 2015, the Uruguayan government decided to abolish DST, establishing the UTC−03:00 timezone all year round.[2] The term "UYT" is used in and out of the country to convey specific Uruguay time.[3]

IANA time zone database[edit]

In the file zone.tab of the IANA time zone database Uruguay has the following zone:

  • America/Montevideo, covering all its territory

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Decreto 1303/06 Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine - Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ El Observador.com.uy
  3. ^ http://www.worldtimezone.com/wtz-names/wtz-uyt.html

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