How many hours will you be fasting this year?

Here's an interesting chart of how many hours people in different countries will be fasting

Muslims wait to have their Iftar meal on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Prince Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh June 29, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ramazan has arrived and from the looks of it, it is going to be one hot month. With constant power outages and unrelenting heat, you may have caught yourself counting the number of hours you will be fasting this year.

How long you will fast, however, will depend on where in the world you live.

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People living in France will be observing the longest day of fasting this year with 18.50 hours, closely followed by UK with 17.5 hours and Canada with 17.

Fasting hours in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are not far behind with 15 long hours of fasting.

If you live in Australia, on the other hand, you will be observing the shortest fasting hours: 10.

Here's an interesting chart of how many hours people in different countries will be fasting.

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Ramazan Mubarak!

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yasin | 6 years ago | Reply Fasting hours in Uk are in between 18- 19 hours. my son living in UK tells that their sehri time ends at 02.51 am and fasting breaks at about 9.15 pm. Moreoever Sweden has the longest fasting hours in the world e.g 22 hours.
Jawad U Rahman | 6 years ago | Reply Terribly inaccurate, incomplete, and confusing information. People in Scandinavia, many parts of Canada, Aladka, and Russia have well over 20 hours of fasting. Most areas of UK have more fasting hours than France.
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