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PHP | timezone_name_get() Function

  • Last Updated : 16 Aug, 2018
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The timezone_name_get() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return the name of the timezone. The date time object is sent as a parameter to the timezone_name_get() function and it returns the name of the timezone on success or False on failure.

Syntax:

string timezone_name_get( $object )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $object which is mandatory. It is used to specifies the DateTimeZone object.

Return Value: This function returns the name of the timezone on success or False on failure.

Exceptions: The timezone_name_get() function is an alias of DateTimeZone::getName() function.



Below programs illustrate the timezone_name_get() function in PHP:

Program 1:




<?php
  
// Opening the timezone of America/Chicago
$timezone = timezone_open("America/Chicago");
  
// Displaying the name of the timezone
echo ("The name of the timezone is " . timezone_name_get($timezone));
?>
Output:
The name of the timezone is America/Chicago

Program 2:




<?php
  
// Opening the default timezone
echo ("Default time zone is " . date_default_timezone_get());
echo "\n";
  
// Declaring a new timezone
$new_timezone = 'America/Chicago';
     
if( date_default_timezone_set( $new_timezone) )
{
  echo "New time zone is ". date_default_timezone_get();
}
  
?>
Output:
Default time zone is UTC
New time zone is America/Chicago

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.timezone-name-get.php




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