What Is the Time Zone of South Korea?


Quick Answer

South Korea is in the Korea Standard Time zone; North Korea is also in this time zone. There is a difference of nine hours between KST and Universal Time Coordinated, which is the same as Greenwich Mean Time. KST is ahead of UTC.

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What Is the Time Zone of South Korea?
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KST is not the only world time zone that is nine hours ahead of UTC. Others time zones in this group include Japan Standard Time, or JST; Eastern Indonesian Time, or WIT; and Australian Western Daylight Time, or AWDT.

KST has been nine hours ahead of UTC since 1961. South Korea does not observe daylight savings time.

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