Residents of Greenland have switched to sunlight saving time and moved their clocks one hour ahead for the final time
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Residents of Greenland have switched to sunlight saving time and moved their clocks one hour ahead this weekend for the final time.
Not like most of Europe, Greenlanders will go away their clocks untouched come autumn when daylight saving time ends. Whereas Europe and the U.S. debates whether or not to stay to the twice-yearly follow, Greenland – an unlimited Danish semi-independent territory within the Arctic – has resolved to perennially stay solely three hours behind Copenhagen and most different European nations as a substitute of 4.
Greenland’s parliament, Inatsisartut, voted to stay to sunlight saving time year-round on Nov. 24 final 12 months. Officers say it would give Greenlanders one other hour of daylight within the afternoons and extra time to do enterprise with Europe and farther afield.
“The shift of time zone marks an thrilling new starting, an equal connection to North America and Europe, and a chance to decelerate in a fast-paced world,” Go to Greenland, the native authorities’s tourism workplace stated in an announcement.
Geographically, sparsely populated Greenland belongs to the North American continent however geopolitically, it’s in Europe.
Greenland is an element the Danish Realm and its southernmost tip is greater than 3,200 kilometers (almost 2,000 miles) west of Copenhagen.
Its 56,000 folks primarily Inuit, indigenous individuals who mainly stay on the west coast in small cities and hamlets or distant coastal settlements.