[tz] Macquarie Island - ISO 3166-1 code AQ vs AU

Tobias Conradi mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com
Fri Apr 12 08:55:23 UTC 2013


I think the research for the correct ISO country for Macquarie Island
is easier followable if kept in a separate thread.

On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Tobias Conradi
<mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 5:35 AM, Timothy Arceri <T.Arceri at bom.gov.au> wrote:
>>>From: tobias.conradi at gmail.com [mailto:tobias.conradi at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Tobias
>>>> We are simply trying to get the daylight savings abbreviations changed
>>>> to what is *actually* used in Australia.
>>>Macquarie Island in the IANA time zone database is AQ and not Australia.
>> Macquarie island is part of Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Island
> In Wikipedia, not in the IANA time zone database.
> ftp://ftp.iana.org/tz/data/zone.tab
> AQ -5430+15857 Antarctica/Macquarie Macquarie Island Station, Macquarie Island

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Island categorized as belonging
to Tasmania, which in turn is given as part of Australia.

What is the reason to have Macquarie Island as AQ Antartica in the
IANA time zone database?

Tobias Conradi
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