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West Africa Time, or WAT, is a time zone used in west-central Africa. West Africa Time is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+01:00), which makes it the same as Central European Time (CET) during winter, or Western European Summer Time (WEST) / British Summer Time (BST) during the summer.
West Africa Time is the time zone for the following countries:
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (western side only)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Republic of the Congo
- Western Sahara
Countries west of Benin (except Morocco and Western Sahara) are in the UTC±0 time zone. Civil time in most of those countries is defined with reference to Greenwich Mean Time (now an alias for UTC±0, rather than an independent reference).
- Central European Time, an equivalent time zone covering most European countries during winter, also at UTC+01:00
- Western European Summer Time, an equivalent time zone covering western European countries during daylight saving, also at UTC+01:00
- British Summer Time, an equivalent time zone covering the United Kingdom during daylight saving, also at UTC+01:00