Current time in North Korea

North Korea

11:47 a.m.
Sept. 24, 2023

Local time in North Korea

The time in North Korea is 9 hours ahead of UTC. The timezone in North Korea is Korea Standard Time (KST). North Korea is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2018.

Details for the time in North Korea

Current time
11:47 a.m.
Time zone Korea Standard Time (KST)
IANA time zone Asia/Pyongyang
Your time difference 9 hours ahead of UTC
UTC time difference UTC+9
9 hours ahead of UTC

North Korea Daylight Saving Time (DST)

North Korea is not using Daylight Saving Time.

North Korea

North Korea uses Korea Standard Time KST. KST is UTC +0900. North Korea’s latitude and longitude is 40° 0′ N and 127° 0′ E. Therefore being nine hours ahead of UTC is suitable for North Korea. Considering its high latitude one would expect that the country has a use for daylight savings time but DST isn’t observed in North Korea. It is a strange and dangerous country. Even if you could you shouldn’t go there.

Important cities in North Korea

The current time in some important cities in North Korea is shown below.

Time in North Korea