Local time in Peru
The time in Peru is 5 hours behind UTC and 6 hours behind Amsterdam. The timezone in Peru is Peru Time (PET). Peru is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1994.
Details for the time in Peru
|Time zone||Peru Time (PET)|
|IANA time zone||America/Lima|
|Your time difference||6 hours behind Amsterdam|
|UTC time difference||UTC-5
5 hours behind UTC
Peru Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Peru is not using Daylight Saving Time.
Peru uses Peru Time PET. PET is UTC -0500. Peru's latitude and longitude is 10° 00' S and 76° 00' W. Therefore being five hours behind UTC is perfect for Peru. The country is close to the equator, because of this there is no need for daylight savings time. Peru has an interesting history, the sun and the stars were very important to the Inca’s. For example, there is a solar temple in Machu Picchu.