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Python datetime | Timezone constructor

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The timezone class is a subclass of tzinfo. Each timezone object represents a timezone defined by a fixed offset from UTC.

Constructor for the timezone class is `timezone(offset, name = None)`

Argument

Description

offset

timedelta object representing the difference between the local time and UTC.

It must be between -timedelta(hours=24) and timedelta(hours=24)

name

Optional. String to be used as return value for `datetime.tzname()` method

Examples

UTC timezone object

``` from datetime import timezone, timedelta# If you need offsets from UTC use timezone(offset, name = None)a = timezone.utcb = timezone(timedelta(0))print(a)print(b) UTCUTC ```

Timezone object for Tokyo

``` from datetime import timezone, timedelta# Create timezone object with +09h offset from UTCa = timezone(timedelta(hours=9))print(a)# Name it 'JST' (Japan Standard Time)a = timezone(timedelta(hours=9),'JST')print(a) UTC+09:00JST ```
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