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CST – Cuba Standard Time (Standard Time)

Time zone map of CST
Currently observing CST.
Areas with same time currently (UTC -5:00).
Currently observing CST – Cuba Standard Time.
Currently has same time zone offset as CST (UTC -5:00) but different time zone name.

Cuba Standard Time (CST) is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a standard time zone and is used in: Caribbean.

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Summer Time & DST

Some places observe daylight saving time/summer time during the summer, and therefore use CDT (Cuba Daylight Time) in the summer.

Email time zone indicator: -0500

An email sent from someone in the Cuba Standard Time (CST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "-0500" in the headers of the email. (However, "-0500" does not have to be in Cuba Standard Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is CST observed?


Caribbean countries using CST in the winter and CDT in the summer

  • Cuba

Other time zones in UTC -5:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as CST, but can be found under a different name:

CST time now


Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • CST will be observed in Havana until Mar 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC -5:00
  • Same time as Washington DC

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Other time zones named CST

CST – Central Standard Time
CST – China Standard Time

Example cities

Cuba – Havana (Winter)

Related time zones

CDT – Cuba Daylight Time (Daylight Time)

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