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Java Locale getDefault() Method with Example

Locale Class getDefault() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getDefault() method of Locale Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 08, 2020

Locale Class getDefault() method

  • getDefault() method is available in java.util package.
  • getDefault() method is used to return the current value of default locale for this Locale instance of the JVM.
  • getDefault() method is a static method, it is accessible with the class name and if we try to access the method with the class object then we will not get an error.
  • getDefault() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning default locale.


    public static Locale getDefault();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is Locale, it returns current value of the default locale.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of Locale getDefault() method of Locale 

import java.util.*;

public class GetDefaultOfLocale {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // By using getDefault() method is
        // to return the default locale 
        Locale lo = Locale.getDefault();

        // Display Locale
        System.out.println("Locale.getDefault(): " + lo);


Locale.getDefault(): en_US


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