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Encyclopedia > Pacific Standard Time

The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

In the United States, the following states are wholly within the Pacific Standard Time Zone:

Additionally, all of Oregon, except for the majority of Malheur County, and the northern half of Idaho (the Idaho Panhandle) are within PST.

In Canada, it includes almost all of the province of British Columbia, except for the Highway 95 corridor and portions around Fort St. John, and all of the Yukon Territory.

In Mexico, the state of Baja California is wholly within and the only part of Mexico in PST.

Major metropolitan areas in the Pacific Time Zone include those of:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Prince George, British Columbia
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Tijuana, Baja California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Vancouver, British Columbia

See also


  • World time zone map (http://www.travel.com.hk/region/timezone.htm)
  • U.S. time zone map (http://geography.about.com/library/misc/ntimezones.htm)
  • History of U.S. time zones and UTC conversion (http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/us_tzones.html)
  • Canada time zone map (http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-canada12.html)
  • Time zones for major world cities (http://www.istanbulinfolink.com/general_information/worldtime_1.htm)



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