Why America/Shiprock?

Jesper Norgaard Welen jnorgard at prodigy.net.mx
Wed Jan 18 06:17:54 UTC 2006

>From the disambiguation page about capitol in Wikipedia,

"Capitol is the name generally given to the building in which the
executive and/or legislative branches of government are housed. The term
is most often used by republics. The city or town in which a capitol
building resides is called the capital of the entity over which that
particular government has jurisdiction."

So in fact Window Rock is the capital of the Navajo Nation, not the
capitol, I presume. Just my 5 cents, since English is not my native
language. Of course this doesn't change why Shiprock was chosen over
Window Rock ...

- Jesper Nørgaard Welen

-----Original Message-----
From: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
[mailto:olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 17:44
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: RE: Why America/Shiprock?

We use the most populous city in a zone by default; this is the same as
the case with America/New_York versus America/Washington.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Schauble [mailto:Paul.Schauble at ticketmaster.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:39 PM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Why America/Shiprock?

I was just looking at the tzdata file for the entry for the Navajo

I'm curious why this entry is named America/Shiprock when the capitol of
the Navajo Nation is Window Rock. Can anyone enlighten me?


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