North American time zones:

CST – Central Standard Time

Important

Important

Current time in Regina

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 10:02:31 PM CST

Regina is on CST all of year 2014

Locations going to CST later

Current time in Mexico City: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:02:31 PM CDT
Mexico City will stay on CDT until Sunday, October 26, 2014 going to CST

Find local time and time zone for a location

We recommend looking up by location name, not time zone name.

Time zone offset: UTC - 6 hours

CST is 6 hours behind of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Note that most places observe daylight saving time/summer time during summer, and are therefore using CDT instead in the summer. See below for details.

Time zone abbreviations: CST, HNC

Full name is Central Standard Time
HNC – Heure Normale du Centre (French)
CST – Tiempo Central Estándar (Spanish)

Email time zone indicator: -0600

An email sent from someone in the CST time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0600" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0600" does not have to be in CST, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

For actual dates DST might be observed, look at the examples below
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Where and when is CST observed?

US states using CST in the winter and CDT during the summer

Canadian provinces using CST in the winter and CDT during the summer

Canadian provinces using CST all year

Mexican states using CST in the winter and CDT during the summer

Time zone maps are under development and will be available later

Example locations in CST

Other time zones in North America

Go directly through the links below, or see the North America time zone list

Time zones in other regions

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