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Central Standard Time is observed during the winter months. While Central Daylight Time (CDT) is observed during daylight saving time in the spring, summer, and autumn months. There are areas which do not follow daylight saving time. In these areas Central Standard Time is observed year-around. In the United States and Canada, Central Standard Time is commonly shortened to Central Time (CT).
The North American Central Time Zone (CT) is a time zone in parts of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, some Caribbean Islands, and part of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Effective 2007, the local time changes from CST to CDT at 02:00 LST to 03:00 LDT on the second Sunday in March, and returns at 02:00 LDT to 01:00 LST on the first Sunday in November.
The Central Time zone is an area 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6) during the winter months (referred to as Central Standard Time or CST) and 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5) during the summer months (referred to as Central Daylight Time or CDT).