You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 5 hours behind the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
Please be aware that this time zone is observed during Daylight Saving Time
(DST) in the spring, summer, and autumn months.
During the winter months, clocks went back one hour to the UTC-6
offset and Central Standard Time
About This Time Pattern
CST time zone is a time offset that subtracts 5 hours from Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In Canada, this time zone is present in the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario
(most parts west of 90 West) and Saskatchewan (only Creighton and Denare Beach).
In the Mexico, this time zone is present in the territories of Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, State of Mexico, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
Most of Mexico lies in this time zone, except for six northwestern states: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora, Nayarit and Quintana Roo
In the United States, this time zone is present in the states of Alabama
, North Dakota
, South Dakota