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Timezone and localization environment variables#

File-based configuration

You can add _FILE to individual variables to provide their configuration in a separate file. Refer to Keeping sensitive data in separate files for more details.

Variable Type Default Description
GENERIC_TIMEZONE * America/New_York The n8n instance timezone. Important for schedule nodes (such as Cron).
N8N_DEFAULT_LOCALE String en A locale identifier, compatible with the Accept-Language header. n8n doesn't support regional identifiers, such as de-AT. When running in a locale other than the default, n8n displays UI strings in the selected locale, and falls back to en for any untranslated strings.