Current time in Nigeria

World  / Nigeria

Ashburn
12:51 a.m.
Dec. 17, 2018
Nigeria
6:51 a.m.
Dec. 17, 2018

Local time in Nigeria

The time in Nigeria is 1.0 hour ahead of UTC and 6.0 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Nigeria

Current time
6:51 a.m.
Timezone West Africa Time (WAT)
Olson timezone name Africa/Lagos
Time difference 6.0 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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