How many time zones does the United States have?
- TheOnlyBeldinLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are actually 6, though there are 7 "times" currently in the US.
Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaskan, and Hawaii-Aleutian. A good portion of Arizona and all of Hawaii does not observe DST, so the Aleutian Islands are in one time and Hawaii is actually an hour behind them.
So it's currently 2:55 PM Eastern, 1:55 PM Central, 12:55 PM Mountain, 11:55 AM Pacific and Mountain Standard, 10:55 AM Alaska, 9:55 AM Aleutian, and 8:55 AM Hawaiian.
- vincenzo445Lv 41 decade ago
well the definition of the United States is the Continental US, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands according to Imimigration so that would make it 8 times zones, as the V.I. and P.R. I believe are the same time zone,and Guam another.. I believe this time of year PR is called Romeo time, then EST quebec,CST: Papa, MST: Oscar, PST: November, Alaska: Mike, and Hawaii: Lima, but I do not know what Guam is.Source(s): 2 years at sea..time was all reference to Zulu time or Greenwich Mean Time, I am a little rusty as it has ben 7 years since I have had to use it
- 1 decade ago
The U.S. has 6 time zones
Eastern, Central, Pacific, Mountain, Hawaii, and Alaska
These last 2 states have their own time zones.
Try worldatlas.com to see exactly what states are in what time zone. Hope this helps.Source(s): worldatlas.com
- ajimmerLv 71 decade ago
The 50 states are covered by six time zones, however including Territories and Possessions there are twelve time zones for the US:
Atlantic - Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands
Samoa (American Somoa & Midway Islands)
Marshall Islands (and Wake Island)
Micronesia (Caroline Islands)
Chamorro (Guam and North Marianas Islands)Source(s): http://www.time.gov/
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- johngrobmyerLv 51 decade ago
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
4 - Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones.
- PaganPoetessLv 51 decade ago
Alaska is in another and Hawaii is after that. Not sure what those two time zones are called. Just know that they are 1 hour apart.
- 1 decade ago
5 if you count Hawaii. 4 on the mainland, plus Hawaii
- Penguin GalLv 61 decade ago
- LJRobbieLv 51 decade ago