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The Time Zone API provides time offset data for locations on the surface of the earth. Request the time zone information for a specific latitude/longitude pair and date. The API returns the name of that time zone, the time offset from UTC, and the daylight savings offset.

Sample request and response

Access the Time Zone API through an HTTPS interface, with requests constructed as a URL string, using latitude/longitude coordinates to specify the location, a timestamp to specify the date, and your API key.

The below query performs a time zone request for Nevada, USA. The timestamp is set to March 8th, 2012.



curl -L -X GET ''

You can test this by entering the URL into your web browser (be sure to replace YOUR_API_KEY with your actual API key). The response includes the time zone data for the specified location and date (timestamp).

View the developer's guide for more information about building request URLs and available parameters and understanding the response.

Below is a sample response, in JSON:


  "dstOffset": 0,
  "rawOffset": -28800,
  "status": "OK",
  "timeZoneId": "America/Los_Angeles",
  "timeZoneName": "Pacific Standard Time",


 <time_zone_name>Pacific Standard Time</time_zone_name>

Start coding with our client libraries

Client libraries make developing with the Google Maps web service APIs easier by providing simple, native implementations of common tasks such as authentication, request throttling and automatic retry. The Time Zone API is available in the Java Client, Python Client, Go Client and Node.js Client for Google Maps Services.

Authentication, quotas, pricing, and policies


To use the Time Zone API, you must first enable the API and obtain the proper authentication credentials. For more information, see Get Started with Google Maps Platform.

Quotas and pricing

Review the usage and billing page for details on the quotas and pricing set for the Time Zone API.


Use of the Time Zone API must be in accordance with the API policies.

Learn more

In the Time Zone API, you can also set a language parameter to return results in languages other than the default of English. See the Time Zone API Developer Guide for more examples and other details.

The Time Zone API Developer Guide is intended for website and mobile developers who want to include time data on maps provided by one of the Google Maps Platform APIs. It provides an introduction to using the API and reference material on the available parameters.