The Time in Indonesia (Nusantara)
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat — GMT +7 time zome
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah — GMT +8 time zome
Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur — GMT +9 time zome
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
Keep reading to learn more about the time in Indonesia.
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Here is a brief overview of Indonesia:
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 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 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.
The Lesser Sundas are also known asthe 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 theIslands of the Godsfor its many deities and Bali–Hindu religious festivals. Bali has a population of over 3 million.
In Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language), this group of islands is known as Maluku. In English, this group of islands is known as Maluku is famous for being home to the 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, 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.
|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
|Waktu Indonesia Bagian Timur||WIT||GMT +9|
|Waktu Indonesia Bagian Tengah||WITA||GMT +8|
|Waktu Indonesia Bagian Barat||WIB||GMT +8|
Daylight Saving Time
Did You Know — Indonesia Is The World's Largest Archipelago?
Indonesia 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
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|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.
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.
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.
Regions with Multiple Time Zones
List of Cities and Towns in Indonesia
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