Cyprus Timezone Issue

Glafkos Charalambous glafkos at
Mon Apr 27 07:29:26 UTC 2009


Cyprus is in European Union and the timezone should be under Europe. If
that's not the case why Cyprus is not in Asia Union?
Do we have magic lines in the map that show us to be Asia people ? :)

Glafkos Charalambous

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Martin Jerabek <
martin.jerabek at> wrote:

> On 27.04.2009 03:04, Gwillim Law wrote:
>> This issue was discussed on the tz mailing list in September 2000, and
>> again
>> in May 2004. The resolution in 2000 was to add Europe/Nicosia as an alias
>> for Asia/Nicosia. The accompanying comment reads, "for various reasons
>> many
>> users expect to find [Cyprus] under Europe." When the issue was discussed
>> before, most reference sources placed Cyprus in Asia.
> Cyprus is a member of the European Union (since 2004), and its official
> currency is the Euro, so I think it is reasonable for people to expect to
> find Cyprus under Europe.
> Regards
> Martin Jerabek
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