Current time in Algeria


5:19 a.m.
Sept. 24, 2023

Local time in Algeria

The time in Algeria is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 1 hour behind Amsterdam. The timezone in Algeria is Central European Time (CET). Algeria is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1981.

Details for the time in Algeria

Current time
5:19 a.m.
Time zone Central European Time (CET)
IANA time zone Africa/Algiers
Your time difference 1 hour behind Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+1
1 hour ahead of UTC

Algeria Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Algeria is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Algeria uses Central European Time CET. CET is UTC +0100. Algeria's latitude and longitude is 28° 00' N and only 3° 00' E. Therefore an one hours offset to UTC means the sun rises relatively late in Algeria. Because of its location close to the equator Algeria has no need for daylight savings time. Because other countries in the Central European Time zone have higher latitudes Algeria is the only country in the CET that doesn’t use daylight savings time.

Important cities in Algeria

The current time in some important cities in Algeria is shown below.

Time in Algeria