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What is the Central Time Zone?
The Central Time zone is an area 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6) during the winter months (referred to as Central Standard Time or CST) and 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5) during the summer months (referred to as Central Daylight Time or CDT).
NB The Canadian province of Saskatchewan does not use Daylight Saving Time and remains on CST or GMT-6 all year.
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