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South Dakota Time

What time is it in South Dakota Time Zone

Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

The Eastern part of South Dakota (including Pierre , the State capital)  is in the Central Time Zone in the United States. Central Standard Time ( CST ) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6).

The Western part of South Dakota is in the Mountain Time Zone in the United States. Mountain Standard Time ( MST ) is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-7).

Current Eastern South Dakota Time (Central Time)

Current time now in Time Zone: America Chicago (USA Central Time)

Towns and Cities in South Dakota on Central Time

Aberdeen, SD | Beresford, SD | Brandon, SD | Brookings, SD | Canton, SD | Carthage, SD | Chamberlain, SD |  Clark, SD |  Dell Rapids, SD | Delmont, SD | Emery, SD | Flandreau, SD |  Harrisburg, SD | Hartford, SD | Howard, SD | Huron, SD | Lake Preston, SD | Lennox, SD |  Madison, SD | Millbank, SD | Mitchell, SD | Mobridge, SD | Murdo, SD | North Sioux City, SD | Onida, SD | Parkston, SD | Pierre, SD | Redfield, SD | Salem, SD | Sioux Falls, SD | Sisseton, SD | Springfield, SD | Tea, SD | Vermillion, SD | Wagner, SD | Watertown, SD | Webster, SD | Wessington Springs, SD | Winner, SD | Woonsocket, SD | Yankton, SD

Current Western South Dakota Time (Mountain Time)

Current time now in Time Zone: America Denver (USA Mountain Time)

Towns and Cities in South Dakota on Mountain Time

Belle Fourche, SD | Box Elder, SD |  Custer, SD | Deadwood, SD |  Edgemont, SD |  Faith, SD |  Fort Pierre, SD | Hot Springs, SD |  Keystone, SD |  Lead, SD | Rapid City, SD | Spearfish, SD |  Sturgis, SD

Does South Dakota Time observe Daylight Saving Time ?

Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is observed in South Dakota Time , where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in a 5 hours and 6 hours difference behind GMT for the Eastern and Western part of South Dakota Time respectively.

After the Summer months the time in South Dakota Time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal time difference behind GMT.

Current daylight saving dates for USA

USA & Canada clocks are now on:


  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 11 March 2018  02:00 local time. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 4 November 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.

USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here

Daylight Saving 2018

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