Time Zone Data

The Reltio Address Verification engine provides time zone information for countries around the world.

Time zone refers to the local time of a region or a country. The local time within a time zone is defined by its offset (difference) from Coordinated Universal Time (or UTC), the world’s time standard, and the values range from UTC -12:00 to UTC +14:00. Some countries or regions use Daylight Savings Time (DST) for part of the year during spring and summer. During DST, clocks are set forward an hour, so daylight extends later time into the day.

Coverage and Data

Most countries have a single time zone. There are 23 countries with at least two time zones, including Antarctica, Australia, Brazil, Canada, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, French Polynesia, Greenland, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United States Minor Outlying Islands, and United States.

For countries with a single time zone, Reltio Address Verification engine will add the time zone fields using the Country Name field. Whereas for countries with multiple time zones, Reltio Address Verification will add time zone fields based on a combination of Country Name and other Geographical fields (for example, Super Administrative Area, Administrative Area, Sub Administrative Area, Locality, or all of the above).

Note: In the address verify request, the Enhance option provides the Time Zone enhanced data.
The following additional fields are returned with the other address verification fields:
  • TimeZone_UTC- UTC defines the Coordinated Universal Time.
    Table 1. Time Zone UTC Examples
    Address Returned Value
    2869 S County Road 210, Knox IN 46534-7969, USA -06:00
    2225 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220 USA -08:00
    15 Talavera Rd, North Ryde, AU_NSW, 2113 Australia +10:00
  • TimeZone_DST- DST defines the Daylight Saving Time.
    Table 2. Time Zone DST Examples
    Address Returned Value
    2869 S County Road 210, Knox IN 46534-7969, USA -05:00
    2225 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220 USA -07:00
    15 Talavera Rd, North Ryde, AU_NSW, 2113 Australia +11:00
  • TimeZone_Name- Displays the name of the timezone.
    Table 3. Time Zone Name Examples
    Address Returned Value
    2869 S County Road 210, Knox IN 46534-7969, USA Central Daylight Time
    2225 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220 USA Pacific Daylight Time
    15 Talavera Rd, North Ryde, AU_NSW, 2113 Australia Australian Eastern Standard Time