[tz] Macquarie Island - ISO 3166-1 code AQ vs AU
abbotti at mev.co.uk
Fri Apr 12 13:40:21 UTC 2013
On 2013-04-12 11:13, Stuart Bishop wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Tobias Conradi
> <mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com> wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>> 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?
> Macquarie Island is politically Australian territory, but
> geographically on the Antarctic continent. I don't know if the 'ISO
> 3166 2-character country code' zone.tab refers to is supposed to
> reference the political or geographic code, but it at least seems
> consistent with respect to the Antarctic bases and islands.
I'm pretty sure it isn't on the Antarctic continent, neither on the
continental shelf itself, nor the Antarctic plate.
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