C++ Program to Check Leap Year

This program checks whether an year (integer) entered by the user is a leap year or not.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of following C++ programming topics:

All years which are perfectly divisible by 4 are leap years except for century years (years ending with 00) which is leap year only it is perfectly divisible by 400.

For example: 2012, 2004, 1968 etc are leap year but, 1971, 2006 etc are not leap year. Similarly, 1200, 1600, 2000, 2400 are leap years but, 1700, 1800, 1900 etc are not.

In this program below, user is asked to enter a year and this program checks whether the year entered by user is leap year or not.


Example: Check if a year is leap year or not

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
{
    int year;

    cout << "Enter a year: ";
    cin >> year;

    if (year % 4 == 0)
    {
        if (year % 100 == 0)
        {
            if (year % 400 == 0)
                cout << year << " is a leap year.";
            else
                cout << year << " is not a leap year.";
        }
        else
            cout << year << " is a leap year.";
    }
    else
        cout << year << " is not a leap year.";

    return 0;
}

Output

Enter a year: 2014
2014 is not a leap year.