Laravel – Geoip find timezone by country and region

In PHP 8.1 and Laravel, you can use the geoip package to find the timezone based on the country and region. The package provides an easy-to-use interface to the MaxMind GeoIP databases.

First, you will need to install the geoip package by running the following command:

composer require geoip/geoip Then, you can use the following code to find the timezone based on the country and region:

use GeoIp2\Database\Reader;

$reader = new Reader(storage_path('app/GeoLite2-City.mmdb'));
$record = $reader->city('');
$timezone = $record->location->timeZone;

You can also pass the IP address to the city() method, which will return the timezone for that IP address.

You can also use the following package for the same:

composer require torann/geoip

You can use the package’s timezone method to get the time zone of an IP address

use Torann\GeoIP\Facades\GeoIP;

$timezone = GeoIP::timezone();

Both the above packages use the same GeoIP databases, so you can use either of them.

Note: you may have to configure the package, to point to the location of the GeoIP database file on your system.

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