A

**year**is a**leap year**if it is divisible by 4, but century**years**are not**leap years**unless they are divisible by 400. So, the**years**1700, 1800, and 1900 were not**leap years**, but the**year**2000 was, which is why in a given**100 years**, there are 24**leap years**and 76 ordinary**years**.Is the year 2000 a leap year?

Yes,

**2000**was a**leap year**. Since 1752, in this country,**years**exactly divisible by 100 are only**leap years**when they are also exactly divisible by 400. So 1800 and 1900 were not**leap years**, neither will 2100 or 2200 be**leap years**.Why was there no leap year in 1900?

So

**1900**, 1800 and 1700 were**not leap years**. So every**year**which is directly divisible by 400, has a**leap year**day. This is precisely why the**year**2000 was a**leap year**. So the**year**2000 was a**leap year not**because it was divisible by 4, but because it was divisible directly by 400.