gives the time zone Entity corresponding to the locale setting for your computer operating system.


  • The Wolfram System uses the locale setting for your computer operating system to determine the appropriate time zone Entity.
  • If locale information is not available, Zulu time will be used as the default time zone Entity.
  • $TimeZoneEntity=z resets the current time zone entity for purposes of functions like DateString, DateList, and AbsoluteTime.
  • A list of available time zone entities can be found using EntityList["TimeZone"].


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Basic Examples  (1)

Show the current locale time zone setting:

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See Also

$TimeZone  $SystemTimeZone  TimeZone  DateObject  DateList  DateString  AbsoluteTime


Introduced in 2015