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Re: [OT] daylight savings in Brazil?

On Fri, 1 Oct 1999, Kristopher Johnson wrote:

> Taupter wrote:
> > 
> > John Hasler wrote:
> > >
> > > I suppose this is a dumb question, but why would anyone bother with
> > > daylight savings time in a tropical country?
> > 
> > Despite some opinions, we have a large industrial park, 180 million
> > people, a high energy comsumption. There is no outdoors with "Coming
> > soon... Coca Cola!". Brazil is not one immense rain forest, as some
> > people would think.
> > 
> > Taupter
> I don't think the original poster intended to imply that Brazil
> was "uncivilized".  Rather, being in the tropical zone, the
> country gets roughly the same number of hours of daylight all
> year long and so a summer daylight savings time doesn't make
> sense.

This is true for the northern parts of Brazil (and there's no daylight
savings time there), but in the central and southern parts the daylight
savings time is useful. If you look in a map, you'll see that part of the
country lies outside of the intertropical zone.


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