Eastern Time Zone (North America)

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Eastern Time Zone (ET) is the time zone for the eastern part of the Americas including the United States, Canada and parts of South America and the Caribbean. ET is five hours behind UTC in winter, which is called Eastern Standard Time (EST). It is four hours behind UTC during summer Daylight saving time, when it is called Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).


Usage[change | edit source]

North America[change | edit source]

Canada[change | edit source]

In Canada, the following provinces and territories are part of the Eastern Time Zone:

United States[change | edit source]

In the United States, the following states are part of the Eastern Time Zone:

Parts of several other states use Eastern Time as well:

Other countries[change | edit source]

The following countries that use Eastern Time Zone include:

South America[change | edit source]

In South America this time zone is observed in:

Major Metropolitan areas[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. McDearman, Brian (2006-08-13). "Parts of Eastern Alabama split between 2 time zones". The Decatur Daily. http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060813/zones.shtml. Retrieved 2006-12-18.