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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.utc
b = timezone(timedelta(0))

print(a)
print(b)
UTC
UTC

Timezone object for Tokyo

from datetime import timezone, timedelta

# Create timezone object with +09h offset from UTC
a = timezone(timedelta(hours=9))
print(a)

# Name it 'JST' (Japan Standard Time)
a = timezone(timedelta(hours=9),'JST')
print(a)
UTC+09:00
JST
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