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Bougainville gets own timezone

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As of 2am on Sunday 28 December 2014 Bougainville will run on its own time, when clocks around the autonomous region are set forward one hour to 0300

Bougainville Standard Time will be the same as the Solomon Islands, a major trade partner for Bougainville.

Bougainville time will move from UTC+10 to UTC+11, one hour ahead of Port Moresby.

As well as the Solomon Islands, Bougainville Standard Time will be the same as time in Vanuatu, New Caledonia, two of the Federated States of Micronesia, Eastern Daylight Savings time in Australia and parts of Russia.

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