Alex LIVINGSTON alex at
Wed Oct 4 06:32:44 UTC 2000

At 00:20 +0200 2000-09-28, Oscar van Vlijmen wrote:
>  > Garrett Wollman:
>>  Many time-zone regions do not have a `capital' of any sort.  To give
>>  just one example, the time zone `America/Los_Angeles' has three
>>  `capitals': Sacramento, Salem, and Olympia.  None of these are obvious
>>  choices.  `America/Chicago' has even more possibilities.
>Dunno, the book "The world almanac and book of facts", World Almanac Books,
>1998, gives on page 542 a list of US state capitals with Sacramento as the
>only capital of California, Springfield (not Chicago) as capital of
>Illinois, etcetera. Good maps will also show the one and only capital of

Yes, the only capital of California, but America/Los_Angeles covers 
(at least the major part of) the states of Oregon and Washington as 
well (and parts of Canada and Mexico?). America/Chicago I'm pretty 
sure _excludes_ nearly all of Illinois, including Springfield (if 
not, then it applies only to most of Illinois).


More information about the tz mailing list