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Central Standard Time Zone - CST

 

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3:51:51 AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

UTC/GMT is 09:51 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Central Standard Time is six hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time standard, written as an offset of UTC - 6:00. That means to find the standard time in the zone you must subtract six hours from Coordinated Universal Time.

Territories observing the time zone are primarily in North and Central America. It runs through several Mexican and U.S. states, as well as several Canadian provinces and Central American countries.

Depending on where the time zone is being referenced, it may be called one of these additional names:

  • Central Time or CT

  • North American Central Standard Time or NACST

  • Tiempo Central Estándar or CST (in Spanish)

  • Heure Normale du Centre or HNC (in French)

  • UTC -0600

In many of the areas where this time zone is used, during fall to winter months Central Standard Time is observed, and then during Daylight Saving (spring to summer months) Central Daylight Time or CDT is used.

Locations in the Central Standard Time Zone

The following areas are included in the time zone:

  • North America

    • United States

      • Alabama

      • Arkansas

      • North-west Florida

      • Illinois

      • Parts of Indiana

      • Iowa

      • Kansas

      • Kentucky

      • Louisiana

      • Michigan

      • Minnesota

      • Mississippi

      • Missouri

      • Nebraska

      • North Dakota

      • Oklahoma

      • South Dakota

      • Tennessee

      • Texas

      • Wisconsin

    • Canada

      • Manitoba

      • Ontario

      • Saskatchewan

    • Mexico

      • Aguascalientes

      • Campeche

      • Chiapas

      • Coahuila

      • Colima

      • Distrito Federal

      • Durango

      • Guanajuato

      • Guerro

      • Hidalgo

      • Jalisco

      • Leon

      • Michoacan

      • Morelos

      • Mexico

      • Nuevo Leon

      • Oaxaca

      • Puebla

      • Queretaro

      • Quintana Roo

      • San Luis Potosi

      • Tabasco

      • Tamaulipas

      • Tlaxcala

      • Veracruz

      • Yucatan

      • Zacatecas

    • Central America

      • Belize

      • Costa Rica

      • El Salvador

      • Guatemala

      • Honduras

      • Nicaragua

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