How many time zones are there in the U.S. including inhabited territories?

Here is the question :

HOW MANY TIME ZONES ARE THERE IN THE U.S. INCLUDING INHABITED TERRITORIES?


Here is the option for the question :

  • 4
  • 6
  • 9
  • 12

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

9

Explanation:

[STC002203] This one has a few challenges. Although there are six standard time zones across the United States – Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific, Mountain, Central, and Eastern – you must also consider U.S. territories, which fall under three additional time zones, making nine total. Guam observes the Chamorro Time Zone, Puerto Rico adheres to the Atlantic Time Zone, while American Samoa keeps the Samoa Time Zone. Bonus information: if you count uninhabited territories as part of the total, it comes out to 11 altogether. On the other hand, given that there is no one present to keep track of the time, we (along with the majority of official sources, such as the United States Naval Observatory) did not factor that into our final tally.