Central Time Zone

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Current time in CT:

8:44:45 am


Time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5
DST started on 10 March 2019
DST will end on 03 November 2019
About Central Standard Time Zone:

Central Standard Time (CST) is also known as The Central Time Zone (CT in The United States and Canada). In Canada CST is used in the entire Manitoba province. Nunavut territory and Ontario province are split between the Central Time Zone and the Eastern Time Zone. Also most of Saskatchewan is on CST without adjusting for DST. During daylight saving time CDT (Central Daylight Time) is observed instead, with the time zone offset of UTC/GMT -5.

US states using CST:

Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Six US states use both CST and MST: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.
Five US states use both CST and EST: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee.


CT (Central Time) is used in the following countries:


Cities in Central Time Zone (partial list):
Time difference between Central Time and
other major time zones and cities
Time zoneTime difference
Eastern Time1 hour ahead of CT time.
Mountain Time1 hour behind CT time.
Pacific Time2 hours behind CT time.
AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time15 hours ahead of CT time.
CET - Central European Time6 hours ahead of CT time.
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time5 hours ahead of CT time.
HST - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time5 hours behind CT time.
IST - India Standard Time10 hours, 30 minutes ahead of CT time.
Bangalore10 hours, 30 minutes ahead of CT.
ChicagoNo time difference with CT.
DallasNo time difference with CT.
Denver1 hour behind CT.
Dubai9 hours ahead of CT.
Hong Kong13 hours ahead of CT.
Honolulu5 hours behind CT.
London6 hours ahead of CT.
Los Angeles2 hours behind CT.
Melbourne16 hours ahead of CT.
New York1 hour ahead of CT.
Paris7 hours ahead of CT.
Seattle2 hours behind CT.
Singapore13 hours ahead of CT.
Sydney16 hours ahead of CT.
Washington DC1 hour ahead of CT.
Zurich7 hours ahead of CT.