tz_russia, an map

A shapefile of the TZ timezones of Russia

This map is no longer maintained. An OSM-based map is available at

Last data update: May 28, 2016

Last page update: May 28, 2016

TZ version: 2016d


The tz_russia shapefile (zip, sha1) captures the boundaries of the TZ timezones of Russia.

The geometries are entirely derived from the rusray shapefile created by Alexander Perepechko and Dmitry Sharkov and offered by WAGDA.

Snapshot of the shapefile

This is a snaphsot of the shapefile.


Logical description of the zones

In this section, we use the names given in the subject column of the original map.

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic is divided in five zones, made of the following subdivisions:

The Sakhalin Oblast is divided in two zones, made of the following subdivisions:

The remaining zones are made of entire republics or oblasts:

The result matches this map.


Construction of the shapefile

The ingredients (zip, sha1) contain a script to build the map from the source, as well as a .prj file for the source map.

First, we take care of a topological problem: we merge the Kizilyurt Gorsovet and the Kizilyurtovskiy Rayon (in the Dagestan Republic); this does not cause a problem since the whole republic is in a single timezone.

Next, we progressivly transfer all the geometries with their corresponding tzid into a new layer and dissolve that layer on tzid.

Terms of use

CC0 To the extent possible under law, Eric Muller has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to the maps (comprising the shapefiles, the web pages describing them and the scripts and data used to build them). This work is published from the United States of America.

Note that this does not affect the rights others may have. I am not qualified to determine whether such rights exist.

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