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Java TimeZone getDefault() Method with Example

TimeZone Class getDefault() method: Here, we are going to learn about the getDefault() method of TimeZone Class with its syntax and example.
Submitted by Preeti Jain, on March 13, 2020

TimeZone Class getDefault() method

  • getDefault() method is available in java.util package.
  • getDefault() method is used to return the default time zone for this host.
  • 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 getting the default time zone.


    public static TimeZone getDefault();


  • It does not accept any parameter.

Return value:

The return type of the method is TimeZone, it gets this default time zone.


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

import java.util.*;

public class GetDefaultOfTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // Instantiate TimeZone object
        // By using getDefault() method is
        // to get the default time zone

        TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getDefault();
        System.out.println("TimeZone.getDefault(): " + tz);


TimeZone.getDefault(): sun.util.calendar.ZoneInfo[id="GMT",offset=0,dstSavings=0,useDaylight=false,transitions=0,lastRule=null]

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