[tz] [PATCH1/1] Propose new zone for Crozet Islands

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Mar 25 18:02:58 UTC 2018

On 2018-03-24 23:57, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Matt Johnson wrote:
>> Hmmm, at least T&D says Crozet is UTC+5 while TZDB says UTC+4. Which is in error?
> I asked a French-speaking friend to look into this, and he said tzdb appears to
> be correct, at least as of 2014. He inferred Crozet's UTC offset from this blog:
> http://www.taaf.fr/Journal-de-bord-du-Marion-Dufresne-Novembre-2014-OP3

"Samedi 15 novembre 2014
Tiens, pour revenir sur terre, à minuit on change de fuseau horaire : +1.
Surtout ne pas oublier, histoire de ne pas rater le petit-déjeuner.
Petite annonce : dans la nuit on change de fuseau horaire (avancer les montres
d’une heure – temps universel + 5) donc la nuit sera plus courte.

states UTC+5 so assuming that is correct Indian/Kerguelen which is also in the
antarctic part of the French TOM Territoire d'Outre-Mer TAAF Terres Australes et
Antarctiques Françaises (ISO 3166 TF gTLD .tf)


makes sense, although the permanently populated administrative centre in
Indian/Reunion is closer in longitude!

These sites seems to have the same opinion:


and mention Indian/Kerguelen.

However this site differs:

"lundi 27 octobre 2014
Photo de la semaine 44
Ce week-end la France métropolitaine est passée à l'heure d'hiver. Le décalage
horaire entre Paris avec La Réunion et le district de l'Archipel de CROZET est
donc de 3 heures en moins pour la métropole."

stating 3 hours difference from the capital in winter.

I ignored sites saying Reunion or Crozet were UTC+3 or Paris+2, or Paris+3 with
no date.

Searching for fuseau horaire Archipel Crozet eliminates a lot of the hits
otherwise shown for Crozet, FR and Crozet, VA.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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