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Sat May 14 09:00:20 UTC 2005
I've updated my site to reflect it according to all these emails. I even
made a map.
Thanks for all your good work; you really help me keep current.
From: Oscar van Vlijmen [mailto:ovv at hetnet.nl]
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: Kazakhstan zones
I found more concrete evidence:
If I'm reading it right, the article says that the UTC+4 / UTC+6 division is
the eastern border of the Aktobe province (Aktyubinskaya Oblast').
The article says amongst others: "... in the west of Kazakhstan there will
be the Astana time plus 2 hours".
I think "minus 2"?
In my interpretation this means that the following provinces are on UTC+4:
Zapadnyj Kazakhstan/Ural'skaya Oblast'
Aktyubinskaya Oblast' (Aqtöbe)
Atyrauskaya Oblast'/Gur'yevskaya Oblast'
And on UTC+6 the rest:
Akmolinskaya Oblast'/Tselinogradskaya Oblast'
Yuzhnyj Kazakhstan/Chimkentskaya Oblast'
Mentioned article also infers when the transition took place: at the moments
of DST switch. Some provinces stayed on summertime UTC+6 (Kostanai and
Kyzylorda), another province (Aktobe) didn't go to (the now abolished?)
summertime and stayed on UTC+5.
So, if I'm reading the last statements in the article correctly, they imply
UTC+5 and UTC+6 time zones.
In the beginning of the article however it is clearly stated that Kazakhstan
"is situated in the fourth and fifth time zones in relation with Greenwich".
Oscar van Vlijmen
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