# How to check and Change timezone in Ubuntu

When you create Ubuntu server, by default timezone is of the same regions where host is located or predefined by the cloud service provider. If you need to check the timezone use following command.

$timedatectl Local time: Sun 2021-06-27 11:09:28 CEST Universal time: Sun 2021-06-27 09:09:28 UTC RTC time: Sun 2021-06-27 09:09:29 Time zone: Europe/Paris (CEST, +0200) System clock synchronized: yes NTP service: active RTC in local TZ: no  You can check the timezone using following command as well $ cat /etc/timezone
Europe/Paris

Now let us check how to change the timezone. First you need long name of timezone and you can fetch it using following command

$timedatectl list-timezones Africa/Abidjan Africa/Accra Africa/Algiers Africa/Bissau Africa/Cairo Africa/Casablanca . . Asia/Kolkata . . Pacific/Tongatapu Pacific/Wake Pacific/Wallis UTC lines 298-348/348 (END To change timezone, you need to run below command $sudo timedatectl set-timezone your_time_zone

In current scenario, I need to change it to IST (Indian Standard Time). Here is the the output of current timezone after changing timezone

$sudo timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Kolkata$ timedatectl
Local time: Sun 2021-06-27 14:46:44 IST
Universal time: Sun 2021-06-27 09:16:44 UTC
RTC time: Sun 2021-06-27 09:16:45
Time zone: Asia/Kolkata (IST, +0530)
System clock synchronized: yes
NTP service: active
RTC in local TZ: no 

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