Current time in Ethiopia


4:18 p.m.
July 13, 2024

Local time in Ethiopia

The time in Ethiopia is 3 hours ahead of UTC and 7 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Ethiopia is Eastern Africa Time (EAT). Ethiopia is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1942.

Details for the time in Ethiopia

Current time
4:18 p.m.
Time zone Eastern Africa Time (EAT)
IANA time zone Africa/Addis_Ababa
Your time difference 7 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC

Ethiopia Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Ethiopia is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Ethiopia uses Eastern African Time EAT. EAT is UTC +0300. The longitude of Ethiopia 's most eastern point is close to 48° 00’ E . The longitude of its most eastern point is close to 33° 00’ E. This means it takes the sun about an hour to “travel” from the East to the East of Ethiopia. Therefore the three hours offset between EAT and UTC is close to perfect for the west of Ethiopia but the west of the country gets a late sunrise. Ethiopia's latitude is only 8° 00’ N. Because of its location not far north of the equator the country has no need for daylight savings time.

Important cities in Ethiopia

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

Time in Ethiopia