Chapter 2 Class 6 Geography - Latitudes and Longitudes

What is the purpose of having time zones?



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  • The purpose of having time zones is to standardize the time for different regions of the world, based on their position relative to the prime meridian or 0° longitude.

  • Time zones are regions that have a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes.

  • They avoid the confusion and inconvenience of having different local times for places that are in frequent communication or interaction.

  • They reflect the natural variation of daylight hours across the Earth due to its rotation and orbit.

  • They allow people to have a consistent and convenient time for their daily activities, and to synchronize their clocks with the international time standards .
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