Central Time Zone

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Central Standard Time

The Central Time Zone is in the Americas and observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). The clock time in this zone, composed almost totally of a strip of territory in North America, is based on the mean solar time of the 90th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory.
In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generically called Central Time (CT). Specifically, it is Central Standard Time (CST) when observing standard time (winter), and Central Daylight Time (CDT) when observing daylight saving (summer). In Mexico this time is known as the Tiempo del Centro (Center Time).
The zone is two hours ahead of the Pacific Time Zone, one hour ahead of the Mountain Time Zone, and one hour behind the Eastern Time Zone.

CST Time

Daylight saving time is in effect in much of the time zone between mid-March and early November. The modified time is called Central Daylight Time (CDT) and is UTC-5. Saskatchewan, Sonora and Galapagos do not observe the change, remaining on Standard Time year round. One reason that Saskatchewan does not take part in the time change is that geographically, most of the province should be placed in the Mountain Time Zone. To avoid this, they have moved onto "permanent" daylight saving by being part of the Central Time Zone. The only exception is the region immediately surrounding the Saskatchewan side of the bi-provincial city of Lloydminster, which has chosen to use Mountain Time with DST, synchronizing its clocks with those of Alberta.

Central Standard Time

In some areas, starting in 2007, the local time changes from CST to CDT at 02:00 LST to 03:00 LDT on the second Sunday in March and returns at 02:00 LDT to 01:00 LST on the first Sunday in November. Mexico decided not to go along with this U.S. led change and observes DST from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.

Central Time Zone

The states of the United States that observe Central Time in their entirety:
Alabama (Although the entire state of Alabama is legally on Central Time, Phoenix City and its surrounding area unofficially observe Eastern Time, as Phoenix City is part of the media market and metropolitan area of the considerably larger city of Columbus, Georgia.), Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma
(Although the entire state of Oklahoma is legally on Central Time, the unincorporated community of Kenton, at the extreme western end of the Panhandle, unofficially observes Mountain Time.), Wisconsin
The states of the United States that observe Central Time only in part with another time zone:
Part in Mountain Time
Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas
Part in Eastern Time
Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee.
The exact specification for the location of time zones and the dividing line between zones is set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations at 49 CFR 71

Central Standard Time

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