[tz] Cyprus is splitting into two time zones

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 31 22:09:14 UTC 2016

>From a discussion I had with a colleague:

North Nicosia is probably OK for current purposes.  But, if reunification happens, the term "North Nicosia" will be as relevant as "East Berlin" is now, and people might be confused by a city name that was formerly split.  I would pick "Asia/Famagusta", the largest city entirely within the TRNC, and the major seaport, in the interest of being more clear.


From: tz-bounces at iana.org <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 9:52 AM
To: Jonathan Lennox
Cc: Time Zone Mailing List
Subject: Re: [tz] Cyprus is splitting into two time zones

On 10/31/2016 09:50 AM, Jonathan Lennox wrote:
> Since there is a Europe/Nicosia link, presumably there should be a
> Europe/North_Nicosia link as well?

I'd rather not. In hindsight the Europe/Nicosia link was a mistake, and
let's not compound it.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/attachments/20161031/4a4c21b5/attachment.htm>

More information about the tz mailing list