Why use World Time Server?
has the right time for more places than just major cities!
Every time zone is represented, but instead of limiting our time data to a select
list of cities, we start with country borders to define our time locations. Where
needed, we add more detail to divide countries into their proper state/province/territory
borders. We even document smaller exceptions as necessary to cover the places other
That's why we make "Any time, anywhere" our motto!
uses our own self-maintained database
with accurate adjustments for Daylight Saving Time
or Summer Time.
With no official resource to get this data (such as the UN), many Fortune 500 companies
depend on our vigilant research and our contacts with governments, embassies, newspapers
to keep up with the ever-changing Daylight Saving Time rules for zones around the
world. You can depend on us, too!
has the best world time converter.
Pick the one exact place and exact time your event will occur and we'll give you
a link to email or post on your website. Everyone who follows the link gets to pick
their home location to compare their time directly with yours. No big list of world
cities to distract anyone, no math required.
If you aren't sure of the best time to hold your next event or meeting, try our
cool Meeting Planner.
More information about this web site
How did we get started with this? We were working on a project for international
travelers and needed time zone data to complete the job. We expected it to be easy
-- surely someone, perhaps the United Nations, would have this data available. Instead,
we found that no one really knew the right data for EVERY location. We looked in
books, atlases, and web sites and found nothing we could depend on. The available
resources either avoided areas that were difficult to determine, provided disclaimers
that they were "not guaranteed to be accurate" or provided information
that was just plain wrong or outdated.
Our answer to finding accurate information was to do it ourselves. We spend hundreds
of hours of exhaustive research to compile the data this site is based on. We continue
to maintain and check our data to ensure that it remains accurate in the future.
- A more complete list of countries
- Map and Globe graphics to help you place each location geographically
- More accuracy with any DST adjustments made at the same moment that locations actually
change their clocks forward or backward
- More link options, including a flash-based analog clocks or a search boxes you can
embed on your web pages