proposed time zone package changes (Russia, Curacao)

Philip Newton philip.newton at
Fri Jun 17 14:07:16 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 22:03, Paul Koning <paul_koning at> wrote:
> timezone rules are political constructs.  So they are associated with countries, not cities (to the extent that cities != countries).

They are? What is the timezone associated with the United States?

Timezones are associated with (politico-)geographical regions, which
may be smaller than a country. (In theory, I suppose they could also
be bigger than a country, but that sort of mutual agreement is not
necessarily stable.)

Philip Newton <philip.newton at>

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