java.util.TimeZone.getDisplayName() Method


The getDisplayName(boolean daylight,int style,Locale locale) method is used to get a name of this time zone suitable for presentation to the user in the specified locale.


Following is the declaration for java.util.TimeZone.getDisplayName() method.

public String getDisplayName(boolean daylight,int style,Locale locale)


  • daylight − if true, return the daylight savings name.

  • style − This is either LONG or SHORT.

  • locale − This is the locale in which to supply the display name.

Return Value

The method call returns the human-readable name of this time zone in the given locale.


IllegalArgumentException − This exception is thrown if the style is invalid.


The following example shows the usage of java.util.TimeZone.getDisplayName()

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class TimeZoneDemo {
   public static void main( String args[] ) {

      // create default time zone object
      TimeZone timezone = TimeZone.getTimeZone("US");

      // get display name for specific locale
      String disname = timezone.getDisplayName(true,1,new Locale("EN","US"));       

      // checking display name         
      System.out.println("Display name is :" + disname);

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result.

Display name is :Greenwich Mean Time
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