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Duration of Fasting Hours Across Different Countries During Ramadan

The beginning of Ramadan is likely to commence from March 12 across the world. Muslims observe fasts from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, refraining from eating and drinking during daylight hours. These fasting times vary from country to country.

Hyderabad: The beginning of Ramadan is likely to commence from March 12 across the world. Muslims observe fasts from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, refraining from eating and drinking during daylight hours. These fasting times vary from country to country.

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The duration of fasting typically ranges from 10 to 18 hours, but varies based on geographical location. Countries located near the equator experience shorter fasting hours, while those at northern and southern latitudes have longer durations.

The length of fasting hours is primarily determined by the position of the sun. In some countries like Alaska and Greenland where the sun never sets, special provisions are made for fasting individuals to determine fixed timings for suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and iftar (breaking of fast).

The longest fasting hours will be observed in Iceland, exceeding 18 hours. Following Iceland, Finland, Scotland, and Canada will observe fasting durations of 17 to 18 hours. The United Kingdom and France will observe fasting hours of 16 to 17, while Switzerland, Italy, and Spain will have fasting durations of approximately 15 hours.

Conversely, the shortest fasting duration will be observed in New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina, lasting up to 12 hours and 44 minutes. Pakistan, India, Indonesia, and others will observe fasting durations ranging from 13 to 15 hours.

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