Current time in Nigeria
Aug. 23, 2019
Aug. 24, 2019
Local time in Nigeria
The time in Nigeria is 1.0 hour ahead of UTC and 5.0 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.
Details for the time in Nigeria
|Timezone||West Africa Time (WAT)|
|Olson timezone name||Africa/Lagos|
|Time difference||5.0 hours ahead of Ashburn|
|1.0 hour ahead of UTC|
More about the time in Nigeria
Nigeria uses West Africa Time WAT. WAT is UTC +0100. The longitude of Nigeria’s western border is 2° 40’ E. The Longitude of its eastern border is 14° 00’E. Therefore being one hour ahead of UTC is too much for the west of the country. GMT, on the other hand would be unsuitable for the east. UTC +0030 would be perfect for Nigeria. As it is, the west of Nigeria has to wait a while to see the sunrise.
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Map of Nigeria