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EST is UTC-5

The North American Eastern Standard Time Zone (abbreviated EST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-5. There are also Eastern Standard Time Zones in Australia and Brazil. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (515x697, 107 KB)cut from CIA map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (515x697, 107 KB)cut from CIA map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... UTC - 5 is the timezone for : EST (Eastern Standard Time) in the United States. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... UTC - 5 is the timezone for : EST (Eastern Standard Time) in the United States. ...


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, and West Virginia. State nickname: The Constitution State Official languages English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 12. ... State nickname: The First State Official languages None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joe Biden (D) Thomas Carper (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 21. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Official languages None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 39th 86,542 km² 13. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Official languages None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 21 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165/km² (5th) Admission into... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D), John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... State nickname: Granite State, Mother of Rivers, White Mountain State, Switzerland of America [1] Official languages English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Senators Judd Gregg (R) John Sununu (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 46th 24,239 km² 3. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22... State nickname: The Empire State Official languages English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Clinton (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 13. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Official languages None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George V. Voinovich (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 8. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Ocean State, Little Rhody Official languages None Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri (R) Senators Jack Reed (D) Lincoln Chafee (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 50th 4,005 km² 32. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Official languages English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Senators Lindsey Graham (R) Jim DeMint (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 40th 82,965 km² 6 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 26th 4,012,012 51. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Official languages None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 43th 24,923 km² 3. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... State nickname: Mountain State Official languages English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 0. ...


Additionally, the eastern half of Kentucky, the eastern quarter of Tennessee, the majority of Florida, and all of Michigan except the four Upper Peninsula counties that border Wisconsin (Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, Menominee) 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. State nickname: Bluegrass State Official languages English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 1. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Official languages English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 2. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ... State nickname: Badger State Official languages None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 23rd 169,790 km² 17 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 18th 5,453,896 38. ... Gogebic County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Iron County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Dickinson County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Menominee County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... CST is UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ...


Most of Indiana (all except the Chicago and Evansville 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 and Louisville do observe DST. Legislation recently passed in Indiana will put the entire state on Daylight Saving Time beginning in 2006. State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... For other places named Evansville see Evansville (disambiguation). ... Daylight saving time (also called DST) is the North American term for a system intended to save daylight (the British observe summer time, and likewise the Europeans). ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and one of the largest cities in the United States (see Official naming and population statistics below). ... Daylight saving time (also called DST) is the North American term for a system intended to save daylight (the British observe summer time, and likewise the Europeans). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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 (except Galápagos), Peru, Jamaica, Haiti, and Panama. The first European explorer to reach Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1,076,395... NASA Satellite photo of the Galápagos archipelago. ...


Major Metropolitan Areas

Motto: Nickname: Location in Albany County, New York Founded Incorporated 1614 1686  County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... Atlanta is the capital of and largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Fireworks over Kempenfelt Bay during Barries Canada Day celebrations. ... Baltimore skyline at dusk Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded 30 July 1729 Incorporated 1797 County Independent city Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Bogota (Spanish: Bogotá) officially named Bogotá D.C. (), is the capital of Colombia, as well as the largest and most populous city in the country with a population of roughly 7. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: www. ... Brantford (2001 population 86,417)[1] is a city located on the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: City of Good Neighbors Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area 136. ... Charleston, South Carolinas oldest city Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Founded 1670 Incorporated County Berkeley and Charleston Counties Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... Downtown Charleston Founded Incorporated 1788 1794  County Kanawha County Borough Parrish Mayor Danny Jones Area  - Total  - Water 84. ... County Mecklenburg Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - Total  - Water 629. ... The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, is located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, ChatTown, Chattavegas, The nooga Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Cincinnati is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States that lies on the Ohio River and is the county seat of Hamilton CountyGR6. ... ... Columbus is the capital of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The Detroit skyline at night as seen from Canada Nickname: The Motor City, Motown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: Furniture Capital of the World Founded Incorporated 1850  County Kent County Borough Parrish Mayor George Heartwell Area  - Total  - Water 117. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Secondary office of the Ecuadorian central bank (Banco Central del Ecuador or BCE) in Guayaquil (December 8, 2004) Santiago de Guayaquil, or just Guayaquil, is the most populous city in Ecuador, as well as that nations main sea port. ... Guelph (pronounced gwÄ›lf) (2004 population 125,872, metropolitan population 155,635) is a city located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, roughly 100 kilometres north-west of downtown Toronto at the intersection of Ontario provincial highway 6 and Ontario provincial highway 7. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ... Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia from space, July 1996 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA is a U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as of June, 2003. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Official languages English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 7. ... Havana (Spanish: San Cristóbal de La Habana; UN/LOCODE: Habana (CU HAV)) is the capital of Cuba and, with a population of 2. ... When used by itself in a sentence, the term Hartford can refer to one of several places in the United States. ... State nickname: The Constitution State Official languages English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Governor M. Jodi Rell (R) Senators Chris Dodd (D) Joe Lieberman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 48th 14,371 km² 12. ... Nickname: The Circle City, Indy, Naptown Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... Key West buoy marking the Southernmost point in the continental United States is located in Key West, Florida, at the end of U.S. Highway 1. ... Location of Kingston Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica. ... Kingston, Ontario, with a population of approximately 146,8381 people, is located in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. ... Bell Tower Of Old City Hall The City of Kitchener, formerly the City of Berlin (1854 – 1916), in southwestern Ontario, Canada, has a population of 190,399 (2001 census). ... Eastern view of Knoxville Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Central La Paz La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, as well as the departmental capital of La Paz Department. ... This article is about Lima, Peru. ... Nickname: The Forest City City of London, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and one of the largest cities in the United States (see Official naming and population statistics below). ... Country Colombia Department Antioquia Temperature 22. ... Downtown Miami as seen from Watson Island The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County in the state of Florida Founded 1896 County Miami-Dade County City Government Style Mayor-Council Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Area  - Total  - Water 55. ... This article needs cleanup. ... For other uses, see Nassau (disambiguation). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Skyline of Orlando at night, from across Lake Eola The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. ... Oshawa (2004 population 150,000, metropolitan population 296,298) is a city on Lake Ontario located 56 kilometres east of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... This is about the capital of Panama. ... Peterborough (2004 population 74,600 and the metropolitan population numbers 112,000) is a city on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 125km northeast of Toronto. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... Map of Ecuador showing location of Quito. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States of America. ... A portion of Rochesters skyline, looking north along the Genesee River from the Ford Street Bridge. ... Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 pop. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ... For the electoral district of Sault Ste. ... Downtown Sherbrooke with the Saint-François River in the foreground Sherbrooke (2001 population 75,916, post-merger population 141,200) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada. ... Location of St. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... Thunder Bay (48°23′N 89°15′W, time zone EST) is a city in and the seat of Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The front of the Ursulines Monastary, on Ursulines Street. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = City of Windsor, Ontario, Canadas Location. ...

See also

Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC - 4. ... The Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone includes the state of Hawaii, and the Aleutian Islands west of 169º 30 W. It is the time zone located just west of the Alaska Standard Time Zone. ... The Alaska Standard Time Zone (AKST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ... CST is UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... AST is UTC-4 The Atlantic Standard Time Zone (AST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting four hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-4. ... NST is UTC-3:30 The Newfoundland Standard Time Zone (NST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting 3½ hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-3:30. ...

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