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2023 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2023
Ab urbe condita 2776
Armenian calendar 1472
Assyrian calendar 6773
Bahá'í calendar 179–180
Balinese saka calendar 1944–1945
Bengali calendar 1430
Berber calendar 2973
British Regnal year 71 Eliz. 2 – 72 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2567
Burmese calendar 1385
Byzantine calendar 7531–7532
Chinese calendar 壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4719 or 4659
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4720 or 4660
Coptic calendar 1739–1740
Discordian calendar 3189
Ethiopian calendar 2015–2016
Hebrew calendar 5783–5784
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2079–2080
 - Shaka Samvat 1944–1945
 - Kali Yuga 5123–5124
Holocene calendar 12023
Igbo calendar 1023–1024
Iranian calendar 1401–1402
Islamic calendar 1444–1445
Japanese calendar Reiwa 5
Javanese calendar 1956–1957
Juche calendar 112
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4356
Minguo calendar ROC 112
Nanakshahi calendar 555
Thai solar calendar 2566
Tibetan calendar 阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
2149 or 1768 or 996
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
2150 or 1769 or 997
Unix time 1672531200 – 1704067199

A calendar era is the year numbering system used by a calendar. The Gregorian calendar for example numbers its years in the Western Anno Domini system (the Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian Orthodox churches have their own Christian eras). The instant, date, or year from which time is marked is called the epoch of the era. There are many different calendar eras such as Saka Era.

In ancient times, regnal years were counted from the year a new monarch took the throne. This makes ancient timelines very difficult to reconstruct, because they are based on separate and scattered king lists, such as the Sumerian King List and the Babylonian Canon of Kings. In East Asia, having era names based on ruling monarchs ended in the 20th century except for Japan, where they are still used.

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