The Time in Nigeria vs US Cities

Nigeria uses the time zone West African Time (WAT) and UTC+01:00 as its identifier for a time offset from UTC.

Note: UTC means Coordinated Universal Time

So, if you are travelling to Nigeria from state capitals in the United States, it is very important to know the time in Nigeria to calculate your arrival time.

Are there variations in Nigerian time?

There is no time variation across the states in Nigeria; the time is the same in all villages, towns, and cities in Nigeria.

For instance, if it is 11:00 AM in Lagos, the country’s commercial capital, it is the same time in Abuja, Uyo, Kaduna, Owerri, Osogbo, Calabar, Kano, Maiduguri, and other cities across the country.

Time in Nigeria vs Time in the US Cities

Unlike Nigeria where the time is the same, it is not in the United States. The US have nine standard time zones, viz:

  • Alaskan Standard Time (AKST),
  • Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST),
  • Atlantic Standard Time (AST),
  • Samoa standard time (UTC-11),
  • Eastern Standard Time (EST),
  • Central Standard Time (CST),
  • Pacific Standard Time (PST),
  • Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10), and
  • Mountain Standard Time (MST)

For instance, Phoenix, the capital of Arizona is 8 hours behind Nigeria. This means when it is 15:09 PM in Nigeria, it is 07:09 AM in the Arizona capital.

Residents in Alaska’s capital are 10 hours behind Nigeria. When it’s 15:11 PM across Nigeria, it is 05:11 AM in Juneau.

The table below shows the time difference in hours between Nigeria and the state capitals in the United States.

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US State CapitalThe time difference in HourState
Montgomery-7HRAlabama
Juneau-10HRAlaska
Phoenix-8HRArizona
Little Rock-7HRArkansas
Sacramento-9HRCalifornia
Denver-8HRColorado
Hartford-6HRConnecticut
Dover-6HRDelaware
Tallahassee -6HRFlorida
Atlanta-6HRGeorgia
Honolulu-1HRHawaii
Boise-8HRIdaho
Springfield-7HRIllinois
Indianapolis-6HRIndiana
Des Moines-7HRIowa
Topeka-7HRKansas
Frankfort-6HRKentucky
Baton Rouge-7HRLouisiana
Augusta-6HRMaine
Annapolis-6HRMaryland
Boston-6HRMassachusetts
Lansing-6HRMichigan
Saint Paul-7HRMinnesota
Jackson-7HRMississippi
Jefferson City-7HRMissouri
Helena-8HRMontana
Lincoln-7HRNebraska
Carson City-9HRNevada
Concord-6HRNew Hampshire
Trenton-6HRNew Jersey
Santa Fe-6HRNew Mexico
Albany-6HRNew York
Raleigh-6HRNorth Carolina
Bismarck-7HRNorth Dakota
Columbus-6HROhio
Oklahoma City-7HROklahoma
Salem-9HROregon
Harrisburg-6HRPennsylvania
Providence-6HRRhode Island
Columbia-6HRSouth Carolina
Nashville-7HRTennessee
Pierre-7HRSouth Dakota
Salt Lake City-8HRUtah
Austin-8HRTexas
Montpelier-6HRVermont
Richmond-6HRVirginia
Olympia-9HRWashington
Charleston-6HRWest Virginia
Madison-7HRWisconsin
Cheyenne-8HRWyoming

Conclusion:

All 36 states in Nigeria use the same time zone, but it isn’t like that in the United States. The US, by law, uses nine standard time zones.

That’s why the time in South Carolina capita Columbia isn’t the same as Olympia, the Washington capital.

The time in Sokoto, Abuja, Ibadan, and Yola is the same in Abakaliki, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, and Zaria. The time in Nigeria is the same.

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