PHP | date_timezone_get() Function

The date_timezone_get() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return time zone relative to given DateTime. This function returns a DateTimeZone object on success or False on failure.

Syntax:

  • Procedural style:
    date_timezone_get( $object )
  • Object oriented style:
    DateTime::getTimezone( void )
    DateTimeImmutable::getTimezone( void )
    DateTimeInterface::getTimezone( void )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $object which is mandatory in procedural style. It is used to specify the DateTime object which is returned by the date_create() function. The object oriented style does not require any parameter.

Return Value: This function returns a DateTimeZone object on success or False on failure.

Below programs illustrate the date_timezone_get() function in PHP:



Program 1:

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<?php
  
// Create DateTime object
$date = date_create(null, timezone_open('Asia/Kolkata'));
  
// Return the timezone of given DateTime
$time_zone = date_timezone_get($date);
  
// Return the DateTimeZone object
echo timezone_name_get($time_zone);
?>

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Output:

Asia/Kolkata

Program 2:

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<?php
  
// Create DateTime object using DateTimeZone
$date = new DateTime(null, new DateTimeZone('Asia/Kolkata'));
  
// Return the timezone of given DateTime
$time_zone = $date->getTimezone();
  
// Return the DateTimeZone object
echo $time_zone->getName();
?>

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Output:

Asia/Kolkata

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/datetime.gettimezone.php

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