[tz] [PATCH] Update Bahrain as per article in The National
s.ashar.iqbal at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 21:25:19 UTC 2020
Parts of Balochistan (including the port of Gwadar and possibly Jiwani)
used to be an overseas possession of Oman until 1958, when it was
transferred to Pakistan.
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020, 21:37 Aaron Brown, <asb110273 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The article linked to below has one line referring to Oman being on UTC
> +6.5 that doesn't appear to be correct.
> I sent the below to the author, but did not hear back. Does anyone know if
> there is some history of Oman being on UTC +6.5?
> "Hi Ashleigh. I just read your article at
> It's very interesting. But I noticed one apparent inconsistency that I'm
> curious about. The article says "At the time [referring to 1944], other
> time zones in the Arabian Gulf included Basra (Iraq) GMT +3 and Jiwani
> (Oman) at GMT +6.5", yet later in the article it says that Oman has used
> GMT +4 since 1920. Is this +6.5 correct for Oman? If so, what is the
> history of it?
> "Also, for whatever it's worth, googling for Jiwani, I find that it is in
> Pakistan, not Oman. And neither Pakistan nor Oman are along the Arabian
> Gulf (other than the Musandam Peninsula). From what I could find, it
> doesn't appear that this part of Pakistan or Oman ever used GMT +6.5. But
> if there is some history about either place having used this time zone, I'm
> very curious about it."
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 4:39 PM Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> * backzone (Asia/Bahrain): Adjust transitions before 1944 to
>> match Ashleigh Stewart’s article in today’s The National (Abu Dhabi).
>> backzone | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
>> 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>> diff --git a/backzone b/backzone
>> index 91fa21d..7cf026d 100644
>> --- a/backzone
>> +++ b/backzone
>> @@ -459,7 +459,22 @@ Zone Asia/Aden 2:59:54 - LMT
>> 3:00 - +03
>> # Bahrain
>> -Zone Asia/Bahrain 3:22:20 - LMT 1920 # Manamah
>> +# From Paul Eggert (2020-07-22):
>> +# Most of this data comes from:
>> +# Stewart A. Why Gulf Standard Time is far from standard: the
>> fascinating story
>> +# behind the time zone's invention. The National (Abu Dhabi). 2020-07-22.
>> +# Stewart writes that before 1940 some companies in Bahrain were at
>> +0330 and
>> +# others at +0323. Reginald George Alban, a British political agent
>> based in
>> +# Manama, worked to standardize this, and from 1941-07-20 Bahrain was at
>> +# +0330. However, BOAC asked that clocks be moved to gain more light at
>> +# end, so Bahrain switched to +04 on 1944-01-01.
>> +# We don't know when companies chose +0330 or +0323 before 1940; for now
>> +# assume that there was no real standard in Bahrain before 1941-07-20.
>> +Zone Asia/Bahrain 3:22:20 - LMT 1941 Jul 20 # Manamah
>> + 3:30 - +0330 1944 Jan 1
>> 4:00 - +04 1972 Jun
>> 3:00 - +03
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