Time in Central Time Zone of USA | CT time zone map & list of states

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The Central time zone (CT) is the North American time zone which partly covers the United States as well as some other countries and islands near. Within the USA it is one of nine US time zones in general and one of four time zones that are used in the states beyond the contiguous US.

In total 20 states of the US are included to time zone called Central, but some of them only partly.

Where is the Central time zone?

As the name suggests, CT time zone is located in central part of the USA, between The Eastern time zone from one side and The Mountain time zone from another.

The Central time zone map

The map of Central time zone shows its borders and the states included there. It can be found below.

Central time zone map

Where the other time zones of the USA are located? See on the US time zones map.

Where does the Central time zone start?

Since time zone boundaries do not coincide with state boundaries, there are some states split by Eastern & Central and Mountain & Central borders.

Where does the time zone change from Central to Eastern?

Central time zone shares the border with EST on the east side crossing thereby the following states: Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The only border that coincides with the border of the time zone is between Georgia and Alabama.

Where does the time zone change from Central to Mountain?

Central time zone shares the border with MST in the west crossing thereby the following states: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas. The borders that coincide with the border of the time zone are Oklahoma & New Mexico and Oklahoma & Colorado.

What states are fully in the Central time zone?

US Central time zone map entirely covers these states:

  • Alabama, AL;
  • Arkansas, AR;
  • Illinois, IL;
  • Iowa, IA;
  • Louisiana, LA;
  • Minnesota, MN;
  • Mississippi, MS;
  • Missouri, MO;
  • Oklahoma, OK;
  • Wisconsin, WI.

What’s time in Central zone?

The current time in Central time zone is on the clock below:

Central Time is used in these big cities of the United States: Chicago, Houston, Nashville, Omaha, Springfield and others.

Central Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In other words UTC Offset is UTC -6.

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