svenman wrote:FOARP wrote:Nope. Portugal is in a separate time-zone to Spain. For good reasons too: it actually doesn't make that much sense for Vigo in Spain and Bialystok in Poland to be in the same time zone.
In fact, as far as the least possible difference between legal and solar local time is concerned, it would make sense for Spain, France and the Benelux countries (in decreasing order) to also be in the GMT (UTC) time zone (together with Portugal, the UK and Ireland) instead of Central European Time (UTC + 1). However, the convenience of not having a time zone boundary at your countries' land borders seems to be the more important issue for most of the countries mentioned, especially because a lot of those land borders cut through thickly populated regions.
Definitely nothing to do with the Nazis moving the occupied part of France to German time during WWII.
Nothing at all.