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Leap year program in C

Leap year program in C to check if a year is a leap year or not, a leap year is one that has 366 days, and the extra day is in the month of February (29th February).

Condition or logic for a leap year: A year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for a year that is exactly divisible by 100 but, the year is a leap year if it is exactly divisible by 400. Read more about a Leap year. The program is based on the Gregorian Calendar.

Leap year C program

 #include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
  int year;
 
  printf("Enter a year to check if it's a leap year\n");
  scanf("%d", &year);
 
  if (year%400 == 0) // Exactly divisible by 400, e.g., 1600, 2000
    printf("%d is a leap year.\n", year);
  else if (year%100 == 0) // Exactly divisible by 100 and not by 400, e.g., 1900, 2100
    printf("%d isn't a leap year.\n", year);
  else if (year%4 == 0) // Exactly divisible by 4 and neither by 100 nor 400, e.g., 2016, 2020
    printf("%d is a leap year.\n", year);
  else // Not divisible by 4 or 100 or 400, e.g., 2017, 2018, 2019
    printf("%d isn't a leap year.\n", year);  
   
  return 0;
}

Output of program:
Leap year C program output

Download Leap year program.