Central Time Zone in the United States

The Central Time Zone, includes that part of the United States that is west of the boundary line between the eastern and central standard time zones (view) and east of the boundary line between the central and mountain standard time zones described (view).

The Central Time Zone includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, part of Indiana, Iowa, part of Kansas, part of Kentucky, Louisiana, part of Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, part of South Dakota, part of Tennessee, most of Texas, and Wisconsin

Five states are in both the eastern and central time zones. Those are Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. View the boundary line between eastern and central Time Zones.

Five other states are in both the central and mountain time zones. Those are Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. View the boundary line between central and mountain Time Zones.

Current Local Time

Central Time Zone Map

The Current Time in
The Central Time Zone
is:

Tuesday
10/21/2014
10:09 PM
CDT


Central time zone map
 

Central Time Zone in the United States Time Details

Time Zone
Abbreviations

Central Standard Time - is abbreviated as EST
Central Daylight Time - is abbreviated as EDT

UTC - GMT
Offset

Central Time Zone is GMT/UTC - 6h during Standard Time
Central Time Zone is GMT/UTC - 5h during Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving
Time Usage

Daylight Saving Time is observed in the Central Time Zone throughout the United States.

Daylight Saving
Start Date

Central Time Zone starts Daylight Saving Time
Sunday March 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM local time.

Daylight Saving
End Date

Central Time Zone ends Daylight Saving Time
Sunday November 2, 2014 at 2:00 AM local time.

Time Zone Boundaries in the United States

CODE UNITED STATES TIME ZONE BOUNDARIES UTC OFFSET
AST ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME UTC - 4
EST EASTERN STANDARD TIME UTC - 5
CST CENTRAL STANDARD TIME UTC - 6
MST MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME UTC - 7
PST PACIFIC STANDARD TIME UTC - 8
AKST ALASKA STANDARD TIME UTC - 9
HAST HAWAII-ALEUTIAN STANDARD TIME UTC - 10
WST SAMOA STANDARD TIME UTC - 11
CHST CHAMORRO STANDARD TIME UTC +10

Boundary Line Between Eastern and Central Zones
Boundary Line Between Central and Moutain Zones
Boundary Line Between Mountain and Pacific Zones

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