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Encyclopedia > Eastern Standard Time

The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

In the United States, the following states are part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Additionally, the eastern half of Kentucky, the eastern quarter of Tennessee, the majority of Florida, and all of Michigan except Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson and Menominee counties are part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone. The parts of these states not in the Eastern Standard Time Zone are in the Central Standard Time Zone.

Most of Indiana (all except the Gary, Indiana and Evansville, Indiana metro areas) is part of the Eastern Standard Time Zone. However, most of that portion of the state does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). Areas of the state in close proximity to the metro areas of Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky do observe DST.

Other parts of the world that keep time by subtracting five hours from UTC include Cuba, most of the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, the Bahamas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Jamaica, Haiti, and Panama.

Major metropolitan areas in the Eastern Time Zone include:

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  Results from FactBites:
Time zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3317 words)
Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time.
Originally, time zones were aligned such that the Prime Meridian (longitude 0°) was the centre of its own time zone, with the mean solar time on that meridian (Greenwich Mean Time or GMT) defining its local time.
Time zones were first proposed for the entire world by Canada's Sir Sandford Fleming in 1876 as an appendage to the single 24-hour clock he proposed for the entire world (located at the center of the Earth and not linked to any surface meridian!).
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