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Added a note about the default timezone and the new project template.

Thanks JonLoy for the draft patch.
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@@ -1707,6 +1707,12 @@ Default: ``'America/Chicago'``
A string representing the time zone for this installation, or ``None``. See
the `list of time zones`_.
+.. note::
+ Since Django was first released with the :setting:`TIME_ZONE` set to
+ ``'America/Chicago'``, the global setting (used if nothing is defined in
+ your project's ``settings.py``) remains ``'America/Chicago'`` for backwards
+ compatibility. New project templates default to ``'UTC'``.
+
Note that this isn't necessarily the time zone of the server. For example, one
server may serve multiple Django-powered sites, each with a separate time zone
setting.

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