2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

2016 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2016
Ab urbe condita2769
Armenian calendar1465
Assyrian calendar6766
Baháʼí calendar172–173
Balinese saka calendar1937–1938
Bengali calendar1423
Berber calendar2966
British Regnal year64 Eliz. 2  65 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2560
Burmese calendar1378
Byzantine calendar7524–7525
Chinese calendar乙未年 (Wood Goat)
4712 or 4652
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4713 or 4653
Coptic calendar1732–1733
Discordian calendar3182
Ethiopian calendar2008–2009
Hebrew calendar5776–5777
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2072–2073
 - Shaka Samvat1937–1938
 - Kali Yuga5116–5117
Holocene calendar12016
Igbo calendar1016–1017
Iranian calendar1394–1395
Islamic calendar1437–1438
Japanese calendarHeisei 28
Javanese calendar1949–1950
Juche calendar105
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4349
Minguo calendarROC 105
Nanakshahi calendar548
Thai solar calendar2559
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
2142 or 1761 or 989
(male Fire-Monkey)
2143 or 1762 or 990
Unix time1451606400 – 1483228799
From top left, clockwise: Bombed-out buildings in Ankara following the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt; the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff; Damaged houses during the 2016 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; A scene from the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Queues outside a bank to exchange demonetized banknotes during the 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation; the UK votes to leave the EU in 2016; The Girardet bridge in Düsseldorf with its four pokéstops; Donald Trump is elected as U.S. President in 2016 during a period of intensifying political polarization in the United States

Millennium: 3rd millennium

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2016 marked the deaths of famous musicians including David Bowie, Prince, and George Michael, as well as prominent world leaders including Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Fidel Castro.

2016 was declared the "hottest year on record" by various media outlets including NASA, and NOAA.

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