The number of fasting hours in the month of Ramadan varies in countries of the world, according to the length of the day, which is determined according to the distance between the country and the equator.

In Kuwait, the average of those hours this year is about 15 hours day, while the shortest fasting in Ramadan this year will be for residents of New Zealand, where fasting hours reach about 11 hours and 20 minutes, while the longest fasting hours will be in Finland, Norway, Greenland and Russia, where the number of fasting hours in these countries is 20 hours, reports a local Arabic daily.

In the Arab world, the Maghreb countries and Iraq have the longest fasting hours in Ramadan at about 15 and a half hours, while the average number of fasting hours in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, the Emirates, Lebanon and Palestine is 15 hours.

Comoros will have the shortest number of fasting hours in the Arab world, where Muslims will fast only about 13 hours.

America and China have equal fasting hours of 16 and a half hours while Japan and Canada record 16 hours.

In Turkey, the number of fasting hours will be about 14 hours and 30 minutes, in India about 15 hours, in Pakistan about 16 hours, in Iran about 16 hours, while in Afghanistan it will be about 17 hours, and the number of fasting hours in Singapore will be about 13 and a half hours.

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