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The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). World map showing the Americas The Americas commonly refers to the landmass in the Western Hemisphere consisting of the continents of North America, Central America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time or Z, is an atomic realization of Universal Time (UT) or Greenwich Mean Time, the astronomical basis for civil time. ... Central Standard Time ...


In Canada, this time zone includes all of Manitoba, nearly all of Saskatchewan, a slice of western Ontario, and central Nunavut. Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 553,556 km² 64,241 km² (14. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 591,670 km² 59... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total...


In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin; and portions of Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. Phenix City, Alabama and the surrounding countryside, while officially in Central Time, observe Eastern Time unofficially because of close ties to Columbus, Georgia. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 29th 137 732 km² 385 km 420 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 km² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 210 km 610 km 16 29°N to 33°N 89°W to 94°W Population... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 32nd 125,546 km² 275 km 545 km 3 30°13N to 35°N 88°7W to 91°41W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 31st 2,697,243 23. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 20th 181,196 km² 355 km 645 km 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 420 km 500 km 17 42°30N to 47°3N 86°49W to 92°54W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,716 mi² 250,494 km² 239 miles 385 km 491 miles 790 km 41. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 340 km 690 km 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... Official language(s) None. ... Phenix City is a city located mostly in Russell County, Alabama, and partly in Lee County. ... Columbus is a city located in Muscogee County, Georgia. ...


The time zone also covers most of Mexico, excluding six north-western states; the Central American countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica; and the Ecuadorian province of Galápagos. The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... Galápagos is a province in Ecuador in the Galápagos Islands. ...


Central Daylight Time

Daylight Saving Time is in effect in much of the time zone between early April and late October. The modified time is called Central Daylight Time (CDT) and is UTC-5. Saskatchewan, Central America and Galápagos do not observe the change, remaining on Standard Time year round. One reason that Saskatchewan does not take part in the time change is that geographically, most of the province should be placed in the Mountain Time Zone. To avoid this, they have moved onto "permanent" Daylight Saving by being part of the Central Time Zone. The only exception is the region immediately surrounding the Saskatchewan side of the biprovincial city of Lloydminster, which has chosen to use Mountain Time with DST, synchronizing its clocks with those of Alberta. Daylight saving time (also called DST), sometimes incorrectly called daylight savings time, is a term used for a system intended to save daylight. ... Look up April in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... UTC - 5 is the timezone for : EST (Eastern Standard Time) in the United States. ... Lloydminster is a Canadian city which has the unusual geographic distinction of straddling a provincial border. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th (provinces and territories) 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19...


Broadcasting concerns

Due to the structure of broadcasting networks in the United States (mostly television but to a lesser extent radio), programming is aired simultaneously in the Eastern and Central Time Zones, thus the famous line 'tonight at 8, 7 Central' on many network promotional ads. This arrangement is mostly acceptable, though morning programming lineups designed for East Coast viewers may start too early for viewers in the Midwest and are tape-delayed to air at 7am Central (except for breaking news). EST is UTC-5 The North American Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-5. ... In radio and television, tape delay refers to the practice of intentionally delaying broadcast of live material. ...


Also an hour of syndicated programming time (between 7pm-8pm in the Eastern time zone) is lost since prime time starts at 7pm Central, forcing TV stations to choose from airing their 6pm newscast and a program or airing shows in 'blocks' preferred by syndicators (i.e. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! together, or Entertainment Tonight and The Insider). Many stations in the Central Time Zone tend to air the syndicated block in the 5pm hour. In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Wheel of Fortune intro (1983–1989) Wheel of Fortune is a television game show originally devised by Merv Griffin which runs in local editions around the world. ... Jeopardy! logo (1994–1996). ... Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news magazine that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States and Canada. ... The Insider may refer to: The Insider, a 1999 film about the exposé of the tobacco industry by a television series. ...


Similarly, media coverage of New Year's Eve celebrations in New York City often leave the Central Time Zone in a lurch. Late Night with Conan O'Brien, though produced in New York, regularly takes advantage of its later time slot to lampoon this inconsistency and produce its own New Year's countdown for television viewers in the Central Time Zone. New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an American late night television talk show on NBC featuring varied comedic material and celebrity interviews. ... For information on the movie, New Years Day, see New Years Day (film). ...


Canadian broadcasting networks, with six time zones to span, sometimes are able to avoid these issues by airing prerecorded programs on local time, although adjustments are sometimes still made (mainly due to the influence of US television). The problem is largely moot in Mexico and other parts of Latin America because of the lack of significant other time zones.


Major Metropolitan Areas

Acapulco, also known as Acapulco de Juárez, is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 190 miles S.S.W. of Mexico City, at 16. ... Downtown Austin Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Main Central Square often called The Exedra The city of Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes in western central Mexico. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Chicagoland. ... Corpus Christi skyline from harbor. ... Cuernavaca is the capital city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (also DFW Metroplex, or simply the Metroplex) encompasses the combined metropolitan area of the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Cass County, North Dakota Founded Incorporated 1871   County Cass County Borough Parrish Mayor Bruce Furness Area  - Total  - Water 98. ... Motto: A Place of Excellence Nickname: The Sunflake City Map Political Statistics Founded 15 June 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Grand Forks County Mayor Michael Brown Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 49. ... Guadalajara is a large city in the Western-Pacific region of Mexico, located at 20. ... Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or, informally, Guate) is the capital and largest city of Guatemala and in Central America. ... Nickname: Space City Motto: Official website: www. ... Jackson skyline Motto: Nickname: The Best of the New South and The Bold, New City Map Political Statistics Founded 1822 Incorporated Hinds County Mayor Frank Melton Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 276. ... The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers and straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. ... Katy is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Plaza Principal Plaza Principal Arco de la Calzada The city of León – officially named León de los Aldamas – is an industrious city in the heart of Mexico. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Managua, with a population of about 1,817,096. ... Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Cathedral on the Plaza Mayor, the oldest in North America [1]. Mérida is the capital city of the Mexican state of Yucatán. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) in the South of Mexico, about 2,240 meters (7,349 feet) above sea-level, surrounded on most sides... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Music City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, The Dirty Dirty Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Capital of the New Century Motto: Official website: http://www. ... For other uses, see Omaha (disambiguation). ... The city of Puebla – known more formally as Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza or less formally as La Angelópolis or Puebla de los Ángeles – is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name, and the fourth largest city in Mexico just behind Mexico City... Regina is the major city in the south of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Motto: Official website: http://stlouis. ... Nickname: Alamo City, Countdown City, River City, Military City, USA, Saytown Motto: Official website: www. ... San José skyline San José is the capital and largest city of the nation of Costa Rica. ... The city of San Luis Potosí is the capital of the Mexican state of the same name. ... This article is about the capital of El Salvador. ... Latitude 20. ... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... Photo of the waterfall in Sioux Falls Close up of the waterfall at Falls Park Sioux Falls (pronounced ) is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. ... El Puente Tampico (finished in October 1988) links the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz and is a major element in the Gulf of Mexico highway system. ... Central Tegucigalpa as seen from Mt Juana Lainez Comayagüela as seen from Mt Juana Lainez United Nations Park at El Pichaco in Tegucigalpa The former Presidential Palace Replica of the Pre-Columbian Temple Pyramid in Concordia Park Tegucigalpa (IPA: ), population 1,435,000 (2003) (metro. ... Toluca is the state capital of México State in central Mexico, located at 19°29′ N 99°67′ W. It is only a 45 minute drive west of Mexico City and 30 minutes from its fast-growing suburb, Santa Fe. ... Photo of Torreon, Coahuila MEXICO Torreón is a city in Coahuila, Mexico. ... Nickname: “Oil Capital of the World” “Americas Most Beautiful City” T-Town Where the South Meets the West Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: Air Capital Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Established: Date month, year Area: 465. ...

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Central Standard Time Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (568 words)
In Canada, this time zone includes all of Manitoba, nearly all of Saskatchewan, a slice of western Ontario, and central Nunavut.
In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin; and portions of Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
Also an hour of syndicated programming time (between 7pm-8pm in the Eastern time zone) is lost since prime time starts at 7pm Central, forcing TV stations to choose from airing their 6pm newscast and a program or airing shows in 'blocks' preferred by syndicators (i.e.
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