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Request #70858 DateTimeZone::listIdentifiers() shows Europe/Simferopol in a wrong country
Submitted: 2015-11-05 09:20 UTC Modified: 2015-11-05 18:02 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:1 (50.0%)
From: serhiy dot shkolyarenko at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 7.0.0RC6 OS: any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2015-11-05 09:20 UTC] serhiy dot shkolyarenko at gmail dot com
Europe/Simferopol is displayed as russian city, but it's ukrainian city according to international laws. It's a capital of Crimea and it's part of Ukraine. Here is United Nations map

Test script:
var_dump(DateTimeZone::listIdentifiers(DateTimeZone::PER_COUNTRY, 'RU'));

Expected result:
  [18] =>
  string(13) "Europe/Samara"
  [19] =>
  string(16) "Europe/Volgograd"

Actual result:
  [18] =>
  string(13) "Europe/Samara"
  [19] =>
  string(17) "Europe/Simferopol"
  [20] =>
  string(16) "Europe/Volgograd"


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 [2015-11-05 18:02 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix -Type: Bug +Type: Feature/Change Request
 [2015-11-05 18:02 UTC]
We use the exact same classification as the IANA timezone database project and do not get involved with politics, or diverge names from upstream. If you want this changed, please take this up with the IANA timezone database maintainers: (specifically, the mailinglist).
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