We all live in different time zones. As a result, time is always different in various places on the planet. The reason for this is that we divide the Earth into different time zones. Within each time zone, people need to set their clock for the same time. When someone is traveling by plane between two time zones, he or she will adjust his/her clock to the one used in the new zone.
There are 24 different time zones, separated by one-hour intervals with each 15 degrees longitude. Time zones are measured according to the Greenwich Mean Time used as the starting meridian, which measured in hours before and after GMT. South America Time Zone.
Time Zone Map
South America Time Zones
|Abbreviation||Time zone name||Other names||Offset|
|ACT||Acre Time||UTC -5|
|AMST||Amazon Summer Time||UTC -3|
|AMT||Amazon Time||UTC -4|
|ART||Argentina Time||UTC -3|
|BOT||Bolivia Time||UTC -4|
|BRST||Brasília Summer Time||UTC -2|
|BRT||Brasília Time||UTC -3|
|CLST||Chile Summer Time||UTC -3|
|CLT||Chile Standard Time||UTC -4|
|COT||Colombia Time||UTC -5|
|ECT||Ecuador Time||UTC -5|
|FKST||Falkland Islands Summer Time||UTC -3|
|FKT||Falkland Island Time||UTC -4|
|FNT||Fernando de Noronha Time||UTC -2|
|GFT||French Guiana Time||UTC -3|
|GST||South Georgia Time||UTC -2|
|GYT||Guyana Time||UTC -4|
|PET||Peru Time||UTC -5|
|PYST||Paraguay Summer Time||UTC -3|
|PYT||Paraguay Time||UTC -4|
|SRT||Suriname Time||UTC -3|
|UYST||Uruguay Summer Time||UTC -2|
|UYT||Uruguay Time||UTC -3|
|VET||Venezuelan Standard Time||HLV||UTC -4|
|WARST||Western Argentine Summer Time||UTC -3|
✅Time Zones South America
South America uses five standard time zones. From west to east they are UTC – 5, UTC – 4, UTC – 4:30, UTC – 3 and UTC – 2.
✅Do North America and South America Have the Same Time Zones?
South America is 1 hour ahead of North America. If you are from North America and you want to call a friend in South America, you can try calling them between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM your time. This will be between 7AM – 11PM their time.