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This is a list of United States of America States by time zone. For more about the time zones of the U.S. and the other time zones see: time zone. Most of the U.S. has Daylight Saving Time (DST), so states that have DST are not marked as such and states that haven't DST are clearly marked as such. This is the opposite of how it is marked in the time zone article. Image File history File links National-atlas-timezones-2006. ... Image File history File links National-atlas-timezones-2006. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time (incorrect - Arizona briefly observed DST in the 1960s, but then repealed it) A public service announcement for turning the clock back one hour at the end of daylight...


Zones

These are the time zones encompassing the U.S. and its possessions:

  • UTC-11 Samoa Standard Time
  • UTC-10 HST Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
  • UTC-9 AKST Alaska Standard Time
  • UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time
  • UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • UTC-4 AST Atlantic Standard Time
  • UTC+10 Chamorro Standard Time

The Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone includes the state of Hawaii, and the Aleutian Islands west of 169º 30 W. It is the time zone located just west of the Alaska Standard Time Zone. ... The Alaska Standard Time Zone (AKST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... 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. ... AST is UTC-4 The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-4. ...

States, territores, etc.

  • Alabama: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Alaska:
    • Most of state: UTC-9 AKST Alaska Standard Time
    • Aleutian Islands (west of 169° 30' W): UTC-10 HST Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
  • American Samoa: UTC-11 without DST Samoa Standard Time
  • Arizona: UTC-7 MST without DST Mountain Standard Time
  • Arkansas: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • California: UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time
  • Colorado: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Connecticut: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Delaware: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Florida
  • Georgia: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Guam: UTC+10 without DST Chamorro Standard Time
  • Hawaii: UTC-10 HST without DST Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
  • Idaho:
    • part in: UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time (north of the Salmon River, that is between the Oregon state border and the Idaho County/Lemhi County border; west of the Idaho County/Lemhi County border, that is between the Salmon River and the Montana state border)
    • Remainder of state: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Illinois: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Indiana
    • Most of state: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
    • Northwest and southwest corners: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Iowa: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
    • Eastern half of state: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
    • Western half of state: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Louisiana: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Maine: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Maryland: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Massachusetts: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Michigan
    • Most of state: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
    • Counties bordering on Wisconsin: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Minnesota: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Mississippi: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Missouri: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Montana: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
    • Most of State: UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time
    • Jackpot and West Wendover: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • New Hampshire: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • New Jersey: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • New Mexico: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • New York: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • North Carolina: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands: UTC+10 without DST Chamorro Standard Time
  • Ohio: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Oklahoma: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Oregon
    • Most of state: UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time (including southern 1/5 of Malheur County)
    • Remainder of Malheur County: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Pennsylvania: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Puerto Rico: UTC-4 AST without DST Atlantic Standard Time
  • Rhode Island: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • South Carolina: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • South Dakota
    • Eastern half of state: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
    • Western half of state: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time
  • Virginia: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: UTC-4 AST without DST Atlantic Standard Time
  • Vermont: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Washington: UTC-8 PST Pacific Standard Time
  • Washington, DC: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • West Virginia: UTC-5 EST Eastern Standard Time
  • Wisconsin: UTC-6 CST Central Standard Time
  • Wyoming: UTC-7 MST Mountain Standard Time

Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Navajo Nation (Navajo: Naabeehó Dineé) is a sovereign Native American tribe traditionally known as Diné. The Navajo Indian Reservation covers about 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometres) of land, occupying all of northeastern Arizona, and extending into Utah and New Mexico, and is the largest land area... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... View of the Apalachicola River near Fort Gadsden, Florida. ... Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gulf County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800 km (3,000 mile) long recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. ... View of the Apalachicola River near Fort Gadsden, Florida. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 199 miles (320 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 0. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Greeley County (standard abbreviation: GL) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Hamilton County (standard abbreviation: HM) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Sherman County (standard abbreviation: SH) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Wallace County (standard abbreviation: WA) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last census; probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  Ranked 32nd  - Total 48,434 sq mi (125,443 km²)  - Width 170 miles (275 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 3  - Latitude 30°13N to 35°N  - Longitude 88°7W to 91°41W Population  Ranked 31st... Official language(s) None Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26 N to 49° N  - Longitude 104°2 W to 116°2 W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... The Nebraska Panhandle is an area in the west of the state of Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Sand Hills from space, September 2001 The Sand Hills are a 19,600 mi² (50,960 km²) region of mixed-grass prairie in north-central Nebraska, covering just over one-fourth of the state. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jackpot, Nevada is a small, unincorporated town in Elko County. ... West Wendover is a city located in Elko County, Nevada. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 560 miles (901 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Morton County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Oliver County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Dunn County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McKenzie County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sioux County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of the state of Oregon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Area  Ranked 50th  - Total 1,214* sq mi (3,144* km²)  - Width 37 miles (60 km)  - Length 48 miles (77 km)  - % water 32. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... This article does not use inline citations to cite its references or sources. ... El Paso County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Hudspeth County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Culberson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • http://www.time.gov official time zone site of the U.S.A. government
  • http://boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/ U.S.A. government site with free software to synchronize your computer clock (this link maybe has to be moved or copied to the time zone article)
  • http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ another U.S.A. government site with free software to synchronize your computer clock, this one is from the American scientific army department (this link maybe has to be moved or copied to the time zone article)

 
 

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