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How to set / change the timezone in Django ?

If you have followed to create your first django project “Starting webserver using your first simple Django project” , the default timezone “TIME_ZONE” argument is set to “UTC” as we can see in “my_django_project/settings.py”

# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/topics/i18n/



USE_I18N = True

USE_L10N = True

USE_TZ = True

Now, if you want to change the Time zone check the corresponding “TZ Database name” string from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones and modify “TIME_ZONE”,

so for example, if we want to change timezone to India then change TIME_ZONE to “Asia/Kolkata” as seen from wikipedia link.

For other variables,

USE_I18N refer to https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/ref/settings/#use-i18n

USE_L10N refer to https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/3.0/ref/settings/#use-l10n

When USE_TZ is False, time zone set from TIME_ZONE in which Django will store all datetimes. When USE_TZ is True, this is the default time zone that Django will use to display datetimes in templates and to interpret datetimes entered in forms.

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