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Time in American Cities

The United States of America , also referred to as the United States , the U.S. , the USA , America , and the States (colloquially), is a federal republic of 50 states, located primarily in central North America.

The United States has land borders with Canada and Mexico and territorial water boundaries with Canada, Russia and the Bahamas.  The USA is otherwise bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Bering Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Forty-eight of the states, "the continental" or "contiguous 48 states" are located in a single region between Canada and Mexico. The other two are Alaska and the archipelago of Hawaii.

There is a federal district, the District of Columbia named 'Columbia' for the old poetic name for the country, comprising the capital, Washington, D.C . The United States also owns a number of overseas territories.

The largest cities are New York , Los Angeles and Chicago .

USA Time Zones

The United States spans 6 time zones.  It shares four time zones with Canada ( Eastern Time , Central Time , Mountain Time and Pacific Time ). Hawaii Time and Alaska Time are separate time zones.

Current Time in US Time Zones

USA & Canada clocks are now on

DAYLIGHT SAVING

  • Daylight saving start: Sunday 12 March 2017  02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
  • Daylight saving end: Sunday 5 November 2017  02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

World Clock USA

Click here for an alternative view of current local time and GMT offsets in all six time zones or to select any place of your choice.

Daylight Saving Time Rules in the United States

Schedules and exceptions to the US clock changes

State Standard
Time
DST
AL Alabama GMT-6 GMT-5
AK

Alaska

GMT-9 GMT-8
AK

Alaska (Aleutian Islands)

GMT-10 NA
AZ Arizona GMT-7 NA
AZ Arizona (Navajo) GMT-7 GMT-6
AR Arkansas GMT-6 GMT-5
CA California GMT-8 GMT-7
CO Colorado GMT-7 GMT-6
CT Connecticut GMT-5 GMT-4
DC District of Columbia GMT-5 GMT-4
DE Delaware GMT-5 GMT-4
FL Florida GMT-5 GMT-4
FL Florida (W) GMT-6 GMT-5
GA Georgia GMT-5 GMT-4
HI Hawaii GMT-10 NA
ID Idaho (N) GMT-8 GMT-7
ID Idaho (S) GMT-7 GMT-6
IL Illinois GMT-6 GMT-5
IN Indiana GMT-5 GMT-4
IN Indiana (SW / NW) GMT-6 GMT-5
IA Iowa GMT-6 GMT-5
KS Kansas GMT-6 GMT-5
KS Kansas (W) GMT-7 GMT-6
KY Kentucky (E) GMT-5 GMT-4
KY Kentucky (W) GMT-6 GMT-5
LA Louisiana GMT-6 GMT-5
ME Maine GMT-5 GMT-4
MD Maryland GMT-5 GMT-4
MA Massachusetts GMT-5 GMT-4
MI Michigan GMT-5 GMT-4
MI Michigan (W) GMT-6 GMT-5
MN Minnesota GMT-6 GMT-5
MS Mississippi GMT-6 GMT-5
MO Missouri GMT-6 GMT-5
MT Montana GMT-7 GMT-6
NE Nebraska GMT-6 GMT-5
NE Nebraska (W) GMT-7 GMT-6
NV Nevada GMT-8 GMT-7
NH New Hampshire GMT-5 GMT-4
NJ New Jersey GMT-5 GMT-4
NM New Mexico GMT-7 GMT-6
NY New York GMT-5 GMT-4
NC North Carolina GMT-5 GMT-4
ND North Dakota GMT-6 GMT-5
ND North Dakota (W) GMT-7 GMT-6
OH Ohio GMT-5 GMT-4
OK Oklahoma GMT-6 GMT-5
OR Oregon GMT-8 GMT-7
OR Oregon (E) GMT-7 GMT-6
PA Pennsylvania GMT-5 GMT-4
RI Rhode Island GMT-5 GMT-4
SC South Carolina GMT-5 GMT-4
SD South Dakota (E) GMT-6 GMT-5
SD South Dakota (W) GMT-7 GMT-6
TN Tennessee (E) GMT-5 GMT-4
TN Tennessee (W) GMT-6 GMT-5
TX Texas GMT-6 GMT-5
TX Texas (W) GMT-7 GMT-6
UT Utah GMT-7 GMT-6
VT Vermont GMT-5 GMT-4
VA Virginia GMT-5 GMT-4
WA Washington GMT-8 GMT-7
WV West Virginia GMT-5 GMT-4
WI Wisconsin GMT-6 GMT-5
WY WGMT-7yoming GMT-7 GMT-6

Official Reference: UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE, CHAPTER 6 - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND STANDARD TIME, SUBCHAPTER IX - STANDARD TIME

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