Current time in Iraq
Local time in Iraq
The time in Iraq is 3 hours ahead of UTC. The timezone in Iraq is Arabia Standard Time (AST). Iraq is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2007.
Details for the time in Iraq
|Time zone||Arabia Standard Time (AST)|
|IANA time zone||Asia/Baghdad|
|Your time difference||3 hours ahead of UTC|
|UTC time difference||UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC
Iraq Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Iraq is not using Daylight Saving Time.
Iraq observes Arabia Standard Time AST. AST is UTC +0300. Iraq's latitude and longitude is 33° 00' N and 44° 00' E. Therefore a three hour offset to UTC is not surprising. Because is the latitude you would expect Iraq would have a use for daylight savings time. Iraq observed daylight savings time until 2007. The decision to abolish daylight savings time was made to reduce energy consumption by reducing the need for air-conditioning.
Important cities in Iraq
The current time in some important cities in Iraq is shown below.Time in Iraq