What is the current time in California?
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).
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.
Current time now in Time Zone: America Los Angeles (USA Pacific Time)
USA & Canada clocks are now on
- 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
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)
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), .
The population of California was 37,253,956 at 2010 census.
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