Central Standard Time (CST)The differences between time zones to each other are always specified in relation to the "Universal Time Coordinated" (UTC), the time on the prime meridian (zero longitude). Phoenix, for example, is on the 122nd degree of longitude west and thus in the UTC-7 time zone. Central Standard Time is consistent with UTC -6.
Countries with the Central Standard Time, in which a switch to daylight savings time is common, turn the clock forward by one hour in summer. By doing so, they switch to Central Daylight Time (CDT) and reach UTC -5.
The Central Standard Time applies to 9 countries.
Current Central Standard Time:
Friday, March 24, 2023
Countries in Central Standard TimeCST time applies to the following countries:
|United States of America||Chicago||CST||CDT|
Further Countries in the same timezone of UTC -6Although the timezone is named "Central Standard Time", it is mostly for politcal reasons. It simply means that, e.g., the beginning and ending of daylight savings time always apply here uniformly. There are some other countries, in which the clock strikes the same hour. These countries have the same temporal distance to UTC (Universal Time Coordinated):
|Chile||Easter||Easter Island Standard Time (EAST)|
|Ecuador||Galapagos||Galapagos Time (GALT)|