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Java TimeZone getTimeZone() Method with Example

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

TimeZone Class getTimeZone() method

  • getTimeZone() method is available in java.util package.
  • getTimeZone() method is used to return the TimeZone for the specified ids.
  • getTimeZone() 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.
  • getTimeZone() method does not throw an exception at the time of returning TimeZone.


    public static TimeZone getTimeZone(String ids);


  • String ids – represents the id for which TimeZone will be calculated.

Return value:

The return type of the method is String, it returns the time zone for the given ids.


// Java program to demonstrate the example 
// of TimeZone getTimeZone(String ids)
// method of TimeZone 

import java.util.*;

public class GetTimeZoneOfTimeZone {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        // By using getTimeZone() method is
        // to get the time zone for the given
        // id
        TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("Africa/Asmera");

        System.out.print("TimeZone.getTimeZone(Africa/Asmera): ");


TimeZone.getTimeZone(Africa/Asmera): sun.util.calendar.ZoneInfo[id="Africa/Asmera",offset=10800000,dstSavings=0,useDaylight=false,transitions=6,lastRule=null]

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