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What is the current time in California?

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California Time

Current time now in Time Zone: America Los Angeles (USA Pacific Time)

Current rules in effect in USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:

STANDARD TIME

  • Standard Time began: Sunday 5 November 2017  02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
  • Standard Time ends: Sunday 11 March 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight saving 2018
California Time Zone

California is in the Pacific Time Zone of the United States of America (USA).  US Pacific Standard Time ( PST ) is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-8 ).

Does California observe Daylight Saving Time?

Like most states in the USA, Daylight-Saving Time ( DST) is observed in California , where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Pacific Daylight Time ( PDT );  which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-7 ).

After the Summer months the time in California is shifted back by 1 hour to US Pacific Standard Time (PST) or (GMT-8)

US State of California

California is a state located on the west coast of the United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean.

The most populous and third largest state in the USA, California is both physically and demographically diverse.

The state of California's official nickname is " The Golden State ". Famous for the discovery of gold in 1848 and the subsequent gold rush.

California's U.S. Postal abbreviation is CA , and its Associated Press abbreviation is Calif.

Southern California is highly populated, while the larger northern California is less densely populated. The vast majority of the population lives within 80 km (50 miles) of the Pacific Ocean.

California is the most populous state in the United States bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada (E) and across the Colorado River to Arizona (E), Mexico (S), .

California has some of the largest cities in the USA including Los Angeles , San Diego , San Jose and San Francisco . The state capital is Sacramento .

Population of California

The population of California was 37,253,956 at 2010 census.

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