FW: Wrong offset for Mongolia
eggert at twinsun.com
Tue Sep 23 22:17:26 UTC 2003
> From: Daniela Duerbeck [mailto:daniela.duerbeck at t-online.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 12:36 PM
> The tz database states +9 for Mongolia, but +8 is correct:
Thanks for the reference. The current tz database currently claims
that Mongolia has 3 time zones: Asia/Hovd at +7, Asia/Ulaanbaatar at
+8, and Asia/Choibalsan at +9, with no DST. This doesn't contradict
the URL that you cite, though it does have an additional claim that
the far east is a separate time zone.
Reliable time zone information about Mongolia is a bit hard to come
by. I suspect this is partly due to the fact that Mongolia is
traditionally nomadic, and that there is understandably a
laissez-faire attitude about how one sets one's clock.
More information about the tz