PHP | timezone_name_get() Function

PHP timezone_name_get() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP timezone_name_get() Function.

The built-in timezone_name_get() function is an alias of the DateTimeZone::getName(). This php function accepts a DateTimeZone object as a parameter and then returns its timezone.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description

object (Mandatory)

This is a DateTimeZone object.

Return Value

This built-in function returns a string value specifying the timezone of the given object.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced as part of core PHP v 5.2.0 and, it works with all the later versions.


Below example shows the usage of the PHP timezone_name_get() function -

   //setting the timezone
   $tz = new DateTimeZone('Nigeria/Rivers');   
   $res = timezone_name_get($tz);
   print("Timezone: ".$res);


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Timezone: Nigeria/Rivers


Try the following example -

$dateSrc = '2007-04-19 12:50 GMT';
$dateTime = date_create( $dateSrc);
$DateTimeZone = timezone_open ( 'America/Chicago' );   
date_timezone_set( $dateTime, $DateTimeZone );
$NewDateTimeZone = date_timezone_get($dateTime);   
echo 'New timeZone is '. timezone_name_get($NewDateTimeZone);
echo "\n";
# Using second function.
$dateTime = new DateTime($dateSrc);
$DateTimeZone = timezone_open ( 'America/Chicago' );
$dateTime->setTimezone( $DateTimeZone );   
echo 'New timeZone is '. $DateTimeZone->getName ();


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

New timeZone is America/Chicago
New timeZone is America/Chicago

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the timezone_offset_get() Function in PHP.

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