The Time in French Polynesia (Tahiti)
What time is it in French Polynesia (Tahiti)? This is a commonly asked question — but this question requires a question in return —
where in French Polynesia (Tahiti) or should we say
where in Tahiti?
When it comes to Tahiti and her time zones, there are actually 3 time zones even though official sites such as Tahiti Tourisme only mention two time zones. However, Tahiti and Her Islands have in fact three time zones. The third time zone is not mentioned on the Tahiti web site most likely due to the fact that the third time zone is not visited by many tourists due to its distance from the main island of Tahiti.
The island of Tahiti, which is located in the Windward Islands group and is part of the Society Islands, is located in the GMT -10 time zone. The capital of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti and this is where most tourists visiting Tahiti and Her Islands arrive.
France annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa Atoll after a three–year moratorium. Mururoa Atoll is located in the Tuamotu Archipelago. The tests were suspended in January 1996.
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What Time Is It In French Polynesia (Tahiti)?
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The Time Zone Used in French Polynesia
|Time Zone||Major Towns, Islands, Atolls|
|Gambier Islands Time||Mangareva Island, Temoe Atoll|
|Marquesas Islands Time||Atuona, Fatu Hiva Island, Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Ua Huka Island, Ua Pou Island|
|Tahiti Time||Faaa, Faanui, Fare, Hao, Hao Atoll, Makemo Atoll, Maupiti Island, Moerai, Moorea Island, Papeete, Rangiroa Atoll, Rurutu Island, Tahaa, Tubuai Island, Uturoa, Vaitape|
Time Zone Data
|Gambier Islands Time||GIT||GMT -9|
|Marquesas Islands Time||MIT||GMT -9:30|
|Tahiti Time||TAHT||GMT -10|
Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time (DST) is not used in French Polynesia.
French Polynesia Time Zone Chart
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|Gambier Islands Time||Marquesas Islands Time||Tahiti Time||GMT|
|00:00||12:00 AM||23:30||11:30 PM||23:00||11:00 PM||09:00||9:00 AM|
|01:00||1:00 AM||00:30||12:30 AM||00:00||12:00 AM||10:00||10:00 AM|
|02:00||2:00 AM||01:30||1:30 AM||01:00||1:00 AM||11:00||11:00 AM|
|03:00||3:00 AM||02:30||2:30 AM||02:00||2:00 AM||12:00||12:00 PM|
|04:00||4:00 AM||03:30||3:30 AM||03:00||3:00 AM||13:00||1:00 PM|
|05:00||5:00 AM||04:30||4:30 AM||04:00||4:00 AM||14:00||2:00 PM|
|06:00||6:00 AM||05:30||5:30 AM||05:00||5:00 AM||15:00||3:00 PM|
|07:00||7:00 AM||06:30||6:30 AM||06:00||6:00 AM||16:00||4:00 PM|
|08:00||8:00 AM||07:30||7:30 AM||07:00||7:00 AM||17:00||5:00 PM|
|09:00||9:00 AM||08:30||8:30 AM||08:00||8:00 AM||18:00||6:00 PM|
|10:00||10:00 AM||09:30||9:30 AM||09:00||9:00 AM||19:00||7:00 PM|
|11:00||11:00 AM||10:30||10:30 AM||10:00||10:00 AM||20:00||8:00 PM|
|12:00||12:00 PM||11:30||11:30 AM||11:00||11:00 AM||21:00||9:00 PM|
|13:00||1:00 PM||12:30||12:30 PM||12:00||12:00 PM||22:00||10:00 PM|
|14:00||2:00 PM||13:30||1:30 PM||13:00||1:00 PM||23:00||11:00 PM|
|15:00||3:00 PM||14:30||2:30 PM||14:00||2:00 PM||00:00||12:00 AM|
|16:00||4:00 PM||15:30||3:30 PM||15:00||3:00 PM||01:00||1:00 AM|
|17:00||5:00 PM||16:30||4:30 PM||16:00||4:00 PM||02:00||2:00 AM|
|18:00||6:00 PM||17:30||5:30 PM||17:00||5:00 PM||03:00||3:00 AM|
|19:00||7:00 PM||18:30||6:30 PM||18:00||6:00 PM||04:00||4:00 AM|
|20:00||8:00 PM||19:30||7:30 PM||19:00||7:00 PM||05:00||5:00 AM|
|21:00||9:00 PM||20:30||8:30 PM||20:00||8:00 PM||06:00||6:00 AM|
|22:00||10:00 PM||21:30||9:30 PM||21:00||9:00 PM||07:00||7:00 AM|
|23:00||11:00 PM||22:30||10:30 PM||22:00||10:00 PM||08:00||8:00 AM|
List of Cities and Towns in French Polynesia
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