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The Time in Indonesia (Nusantara)

Saturday, November 2, 2013 by — creator of Time Genie

Updated: Friday, March 11, 2016

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What time is it in Indonesia? This is a commonly asked question — but this question requires a question in return — where in Indonesia or should we say where in Nusantara?

Nusantara is an Indonesian word for the Indonesian archipelago and literally means archipelago. Indonesians often refer to Indonesia simply as Nusantara.

Indonesia has 3 time zones! These 3 time zones are:

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat — GMT +7 time zome

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah — GMT +8 time zome

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur — GMT +9 time zome

But what do these time zones mean or how are they translated from Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language) to English?

Waktu = Time

Bagian = Region

Barat = West

Tengah = Central

Timur = East

We can now translate the time zones as follows:

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat = West Indonesia Time

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah = Central Indonesia Time

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur = East Indonesia Time

There are no known unofficial time zones used in Indonesia.

Keep reading to learn more about the time in Indonesia.


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What Time Is It In Indonesia? There Are 3 Time Zones

The major locations in Indonesia use the Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat (West Indonesia) time zone. This includes cities such as Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta.

Bali, a popular tourist destination, is in the Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah (Central Indonesia) time zone.

Here is a brief overview of Indonesia:

Sumatra:

Sumatra is the world’s 5th largest island and is the size of California. Sumatra is located in the West Indonesia Time zone which is GMT +7. Part of Sumatra is north of the equator and the other part is located south. Sumatra has a population in excess of 38 million.

Java:

Java is not Indonesia’s largest island; however, it is the country’s most populous with over 115 million inhabitants (over 9 million people in Jakarta alone). Java is located in the West Indonesia Time zone which is GMT +7.

Kalimantan:

Kalimantan is the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo. Kalimantan is home to famous Dayak tribes. There is in excess of 9 million people living in Kalimantan. West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan are GMT +8. East Kalimantan and South Kalimantan are GMT +7.

Sulawesi:

Sulawesi is formerly known as the Celebes. The island is the size of Great Britain, has a population of over 13 million, is located in the Central Indonesia Time zone and is GMT +8.

Lesser Sundas:

The Lesser Sundas are also known as Nusa Tenggara. When translated, this simply means the islands in the southeast. This chain of island stretches from Bali to Timor. This chain includes 5 major islands, a dozen smaller islands and a population in excess of 7 million. Here you will find some famous islands such as Bali, Lombok, Flores and Komodo Island (home to the Komodo Dragon and Komodo National Park). Lesser Sundas is located in the Central Indonesia Time zone and is GMT +8.

Contrary to what most may think, Bali is not a country of its own, but rather part of the Indonesian archipelago. Bali is not a large island, but it is probably Indonesia’s most famous. Bali is often referred to as the Islands of the Gods for its many deities and Bali–Hindu religious festivals. Bali has a population of over 3 million.

Maluku:

In Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language), this group of islands is known as Maluku. In English, this group of islands is known as Moluccas. Regardless of how you say it, this chain has over 1,000 islands. Maluku is famous for being home to the Spice Islands. Maluku was once the world’s only supplier of cloves, nutmeg and mace. The spices from these islands, before France and Britain smuggled seeds and plants to other locations, were more valuable than gold. Over 2 million people inhabit these islands. Maluku is located in the East Indonesia Time zone which is GMT +9.

Western New Guinea / West Papua:

Western New Guinea, also known as West Papua, is the western half of New Guinea which is the world’s second largest island. There are over 2 million people living in Western New Guinea. As with Maluku, Western New Guinea is located in the East Indonesia Time zone which is GMT +9.

Papua, a province of Western New Guinea, is formerly known as Irian Jaya.

Map of Indonesia
A map of Indonesia. Notice how Indonesia is quite wide — map copyright Time Genie.

The Time Zone Used in Indonesia

Time Zone Major Towns or Islands
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur Amahai, Ambon, Jayapura, Mangole Island, Manokwari, Merauke, Morotai Island, Nabire, Sorong, Ternate, Tual
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah Alor Island, Balikpapan, Banjarmasin, Bau–Bau, Bima, Bitung, Bontang, Denpasar, Ende, Gorontalo, Kendari, Kupang, Luwuk, Makassar, Mamuju, Manado, Mataram, Maumere, Palu, Pare Pare, Poso, Rote Island, Samarinda, Sumbawa Besar, Waingapu
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat Banda Aceh, Bandar Lampung, Bandung, Batam, Bekasi, Bengkulu, Bogor, Cilacap, Cilegon, Cirebon, Depok, Jakarta, Jambi City, Malang, Medan, North Jakarta, Padang, Palembang, Pekalongan, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Pulau Nias, Semarang, Sukabumi, Surabaya, Surakarta, Tangerang, Tasikmalaya, Yogyakarta

Time Zone Data

Information about the time zone used in Indonesia.

Standard Time
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur WIT GMT +9
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah WITA GMT +8
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat WIB GMT +8

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time (DST) is not used in Indonesia due to the fact that Indonesia is so close to the equator.

Did You Know — Indonesia Is The World's Largest Archipelago?

Did you knowIndonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. There are well over 18,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago ranging from small tiny islands to huge islands like Sumatra. New islands are also being continuously discovered as new islands seem to pop right out of the ocean (sometimes literally as a result of volcanic eruptions).

The Indonesian islands span more than 5,000 kilometers from west to east. They stretch along the equator from Sumatra in the west to New Guinea in the east. To fully understand the size of Indonesia, imagine that Indonesia was super imposed on a map of Europe. If this were done, Indonesia would stretch from Ireland to Iran!

Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world (Canada has the longest coastline). Realizing that Indonesia is a pure island nation with many interesting cultures, one can begin to see how travelling in Indonesia can be adventurous, exciting and quite a rewarding experience.

Indonesia Time Zone Chart

By using the following time zone chart you can see the time differences between the 3 time zones in Indonesia and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

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Eastern Central Western GMT
00:00 12:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM 22:00 10:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM
01:00 1:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM
02:00 2:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM 17:00 5:00 PM
03:00 3:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM 18:00 6:00 pM
04:00 4:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM 19:00 7:00 PM
05:00 5:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM 20:00 8:00 PM
06:00 6:00 AM 05:00 5:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM 21:00 9:00 PM
07:00 7:00 AM 06:00 6:00 AM 05:00 5:00 AM 22:00 10:00 PM
08:00 8:00 AM 07:00 7:00 AM 06:00 6:00 AM 23:00 11:00 PM
09:00 9:00 AM 08:00 8:00 AM 07:00 7:00 AM 00:00 12:00 AM
10:00 10:00 AM 09:00 9:00 AM 08:00 8:00 AM 01:00 1:00 AM
11:00 11:00 AM 10:00 10:00 AM 09:00 9:00 AM 02:00 2:00 AM
12:00 12:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM 10:00 10:00 AM 03:00 3:00 AM
13:00 1:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM 04:00 4:00 AM
14:00 2:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM 05:00 5:00 AM
15:00 3:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM 06:00 6:00 AM
16:00 4:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM 07:00 7:00 AM
17:00 5:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM 15:00 3:00 PM 08:00 8:00 AM
18:00 6:00 PM 17:00 5:00 PM 16:00 4:00 PM 09:00 9:00 AM
19:00 7:00 PM 18:00 6:00 PM 17:00 5:00 PM 10:00 10:00 AM
20:00 8:00 PM 19:00 7:00 PM 18:00 6:00 PM 11:00 11:00 AM
21:00 9:00 PM 20:00 8:00 PM 19:00 7:00 PM 12:00 12:00 PM
22:00 10:00 PM 21:00 9:00 PM 20:00 8:00 PM 13:00 1:00 PM
23:00 11:00 PM 22:00 10:00 PM 21:00 9:00 PM 14:00 2:00 PM

Regions and Provinces with Locations in the Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur Time Zone

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur, known in English as East Indonesia Time, is in the GMT + 9 time zone.

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Provinces:

Regions and Provinces with Locations in the Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah Time Zone

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah, known in English as Central Indonesia Time, is in the GMT + 8 time zone.

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Provinces:

Regions and Provinces with Locations in the Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat Time Zone

Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat, known in English as West Indonesia Time, is in the GMT + 7 time zone.

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Provinces:

Regions with Multiple Time Zones

Kalimantan is the only region with multiple time zones.

List of Cities and Towns in Indonesia

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City Name State District Standard Time
Alor Island Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Amahai Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Amamapare West Papua Papua GMT +9
Ambon Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Atambua Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Bajawa Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Balikpapan Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Banda Aceh Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Banda Neira Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Bandar Lampung Sumatra Lampung GMT +7
Bandung Java West Java GMT +7
Banggai Island Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Banjarmasin Kalimantan South Kalimantan GMT +8
Bantul Java Special Region of Yogyakarta GMT +7
Batam Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Bau–Bau Sulawesi South East Sulawesi GMT +8
Bekasi Java West Java GMT +7
Belawan Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Belitung Sumatra South Sumatra GMT +7
Bengkalis Sumatra Riau GMT +7
Bengkulu Sumatra Bengkulu GMT +7
Biak West Papua Papua GMT +9
Bima Lesser Sunda Islands West Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Bintuni West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Bitung Sulawesi North Sulawesi GMT +8
Bogor Java West Java GMT +7
Bokondini West Papua Papua GMT +9
Bontang Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Boyolali Java Central Java GMT +7
Bunyu Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Buol Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Calang Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Cengkareng Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Cibinong Java West Java GMT +7
Cilacap Java Central Java GMT +7
Cilandak Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Cilegon Java Banten GMT +7
Cilincing Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Cirebon Java West Java GMT +7
Dabo Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Denpasar Lesser Sunda Islands Bali GMT +8
Depok Java West Java GMT +7
Dobo Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Dumai Sumatra Riau GMT +7
Enarotali West Papua Papua GMT +9
Ende Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Fakfak West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Gag Island West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Galela Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Gee Island Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Gilimanuk Lesser Sunda Islands Bali GMT +8
Gorontalo Sulawesi Gorontalo GMT +8
Gunungsitoli Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Inanwatan West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Jakarta Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Jambi City Sumatra Jambi GMT +7
Jayapura West Papua Papua GMT +9
Jepara Java Central Java GMT +7
Kaimana West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Karawang Java West Java GMT +7
Kendari Sulawesi South East Sulawesi GMT +8
Ketapang Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Kisaran Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Koja Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Kolonodale Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Kota Tanjung Balai Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Kumai Kalimantan Central Kalimantan GMT +7
Kupang Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Kuta Lesser Sunda Islands Bali GMT +8
Labuan Bajo Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Labuha Maluku Islands North Maluku GMT +9
Lang Island Sumatra Lampung GMT +7
Langgur Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Langsa Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Larantuka Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Laut Island Kalimantan South Kalimantan GMT +8
Lhoknga Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Lhokseumawe Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Lhoksukon Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Long Apung Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Long Bawan Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Luwuk Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Makassar Sulawesi South Sulawesi GMT +8
Malang Java East Java GMT +7
Mamuju Sulawesi West Sulawesi GMT +8
Manado Sulawesi North Sulawesi GMT +8
Manggis Lesser Sunda Islands Bali GMT +8
Mangole Island Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Manokwari West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Mapia Island West Papua Papua GMT +9
Masamba Sulawesi South Sulawesi GMT +8
Matak Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Mataram Lesser Sunda Islands West Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Maumere Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Medan Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Mentok Sumatra Bangka–Belitung Islands GMT +7
Merak Java Banten GMT +7
Merauke West Papua Papua GMT +9
Meulaboh Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Morotai Island Maluku Islands North Maluku GMT +9
Muarateweh Kalimantan Central Kalimantan GMT +7
Muko–Muko Sumatra Bengkulu GMT +7
Muturi West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Nabire West Papua Papua GMT +9
Namlea Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Natuna Besar Island Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
North Jakarta Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Numfor West Papua Papua GMT +9
Nunukan Regency Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Obira Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Padang Sumatra West Sumatra GMT +7
Padang Sidempuan Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Palangkaraya Kalimantan Central Kalimantan GMT +7
Palembang Sumatra South Sumatra GMT +7
Palmerah Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Palu Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Pangkal Pinang Sumatra Bangka–Belitung Islands GMT +7
Pangkalan Brandan Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Pangkalanbuun Kalimantan Central Kalimantan GMT +7
Pare Pare Sulawesi South Sulawesi GMT +8
Pasar Minggu Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Pasuruan Java East Java GMT +7
Pekalongan Java Central Java GMT +7
Pekanbaru Sumatra Riau GMT +7
Pemangkat Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Pematangsiantar Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Piru Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Ponorogo Java East Java GMT +7
Pontianak Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Poso Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Poto Tano Lesser Sunda Islands West Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Probolinggo Java East Java GMT +7
Pulau Larat Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Pulau Lobam Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Pulau Nias Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Pulo Gadung Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Purwakarta Java West Java GMT +7
Purwokerto Java Central Java GMT +7
Putussibau Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Ranswiki West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Rengat Sumatra Riau GMT +7
Rote Island Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Ruteng Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Sabang Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Salatiga Java Central Java GMT +7
Samarinda Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Sambu Island Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Sampit Kalimantan Central Kalimantan GMT +7
Sanana Island Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Sangir Island Sulawesi North Sulawesi GMT +8
Sangkulirang Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Sarmi West Papua Papua GMT +9
Saumlaki Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Savu Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Sawahlunto Sumatra West Sumatra GMT +7
Sebuku Kalimantan South Kalimantan GMT +8
Semarang Java Central Java GMT +7
Serang Java Banten GMT +7
Serui West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Siak Sri Indrapura Sumatra Riau GMT +7
Sibolga Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Sinabang Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Singkawang Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Sintang Kalimantan West Kalimantan GMT +7
Sipura Sumatra West Sumatra GMT +7
Soroako Sulawesi South Sulawesi GMT +8
Sorong West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Sukabumi Java West Java GMT +7
Sukoharjo Java Central Java GMT +7
Sumbawa Besar Lesser Sunda Islands West Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Sumenep Java East Java GMT +7
Surabaya Java East Java GMT +7
Surakarta Java Central Java GMT +7
Tabanan Regency Lesser Sunda Islands Bali GMT +8
Takengon Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Tambolaka Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Tambora Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Tanah Abang Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Tangerang Java Banten GMT +7
Tanjung Pandan Sumatra Bangka–Belitung Islands GMT +7
Tanjung Pinang Sumatra Riau Islands GMT +7
Tanjung Priok Java Jakarta Special Capital Region GMT +7
Tanjung Selor Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Tapaktuan Sumatra Aceh GMT +7
Tarakan Island Kalimantan East Kalimantan GMT +8
Tasikmalaya Java West Java GMT +7
Tebing Tinggi Sumatra North Sumatra GMT +7
Tegal Java Central Java GMT +7
Teluk Bayur Sumatra West Sumatra GMT +7
Teminabuan West Papua West Papua GMT +9
Ternate Maluku Islands North Maluku GMT +9
Timika West Papua Papua GMT +9
Tobelo Maluku Islands North Maluku GMT +9
Tolitoli Sulawesi Central Sulawesi GMT +8
Tual Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Tuban Java East Java GMT +7
Waingapu Lesser Sunda Islands East Nusa Tenggara GMT +8
Wamena West Papua Papua GMT +9
Weda Maluku Islands Maluku Islands GMT +9
Yogyakarta Java Special Region of Yogyakarta GMT +7
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