Time in Kazakhstan
Changes to timekeeping in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan eliminated daylight saving time (summer time) in 2005.
Kazakhstan merged its Western and Central Time Zones. The new Western Time Zone is on GMT+5.
The main time zone and that of the old capital, Almaty, is the Eastern Kazakhstan Time Zone.
Kazakhstan West Time Zone
Merged with Kazakhstan Central Time Zone in 2005.
Aqtau, Astana, Atyrai, Baykonur, Kyzl Orda,
Merged with, and renamed, Kazakhstan West Time Zone in 2005
Clock showing the local time right now in Aqtau (Kazakhstan West Time Zone)
What Time Zone is Kazakhstan in?
There are two time zones:
Kazakhstan Eastern Standard Time is is 6 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+6 ).
Kazakhstan Western Standard Time ( merged with Kazakhstan Central Standard Time) is 5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+5 ).