Ramadan fasting times vary across the world, but with Ramadan being in July this year, there are some extreme times on both ends-- some have extremely short fasts and others have extremely long fasting times. This Ramadan, many in the United States are finding some of the longest fasting times they've had to face in their lives.

In North America, fasts during June and July are particularly challenging, as the continent experiences longer days and shorter nights. So for those starting their fasts at sunrise and breaking their fast at sunset, it can be a long wait for food.

Those living in Detriot have particularly long fasts, starting at  4:26 in the morning and ending at 9:10 p.m.

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But there are still a few places in the U.S.  that have even longer fast times.

  • Anchorage: 3:39 to 11:25 
  • Seattle: 3:20 to 9:06
  • Los Angeles: 4:29 to 8:07
  • San Francisco: 4:29 to 8:33
  • Honolulu: 4:49 to 7:18
  • Miami: 5:26 to 8:15

This Ramadan, Canadians fasts are extremely long, as well. Take a look at Edmonton, clocking in with a morning meal (suhoor)at 3:36a.m. and the evening meal (iftar) at 9:58 p.m.

Other Canadian Ramadan timings:

Calgary: 3:45 to 9:49

Montreal: 3:25 to 8:44

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Here are a few more cities from the Muslim world and other parts of the world with significant Muslim populations:

Istanbul: 3:40 to 8:38

Karachi: 4:43 to 7:25

Islamabad: 3:35 to 7:21

London: 2:34 to 9:15

Finally, the southern hemisphere is experiencing winter this time of year, so their fasts are much shorter than those in the northern hemisphere.

Melbourne, Australia: 6:01 to 5:19

Cape Town, South Africa: 6:22 to 5:54

Dunedin, New Zealand: 6:30 to 5:21

Fasting times are taken from and based on 7/11/2013

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