|12:17, 24 September 2023 UTC−06:00|
|90 degrees W|
|GMT−05:00 (year round)||Eastern Time|
|Standard||DST||US time zone|
|Mexican time zone||Standard||DST||U.S. equivalent|
|Zona Sureste||UTC−05:00||Eastern Standard Time|
|Zona Centro||UTC−06:00||UTC−05:00||Central Time|
|UTC−06:00||Central Standard Time|
|Zona Pacífico||UTC−07:00||UTC−06:00||Mountain Time|
|UTC−07:00||Mountain Standard Time|
|Zona Noroeste||UTC−08:00||UTC−07:00||Pacific Time|
UTC−06:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of −06:00. In North America, it is observed in the Central Time Zone during standard time, and in the Mountain Time Zone during the other eight months (see daylight saving time). Several Latin American countries and a few other places use it year-round.
As standard time (Northern Hemisphere winter)
Principal cities: Winnipeg, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Austin, Memphis, Kansas City, San Antonio, Nashville, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Puebla, Oklahoma City, Orizaba, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey
CST is standard time in the 6th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 90th meridian; used in North America in some parts of Canada, Mexico and the United States.
- Canada (Central Time Zone)
- All except Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa and Sonora.
- A small enclave of the UTC-6 time zone is followed in the municipality of Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit, due to its strong economic ties with the neighboring municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. In most UNIX-like operating systems this area is represented as Americas/Bahia_Banderas.
- United States (Central Time Zone)
- The counties of Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington, and northern Gulf county (panhandle)
- Central and eastern Nebraska
- North Dakota
- Entire state except southwest
- Entire state except Kenton
- South Dakota
- Eastern half
- All except westernmost counties
As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer)
- Canada (Mountain Time Zone)
- United States (Mountain Time Zone)
- Arizona - Navajo Nation only
- South of Salmon River
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Malheur County (except a small strip in the south)
- South Dakota
As standard time (year-round)
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Called Central America Time Zone
As standard time (Southern Hemisphere winter)
Principal settlement: Hanga Roa
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