Miscellaneous Important Stuff
Just some misc. things you might want to know about the Dominican Republic.
Metric System | Time Zone | Longitude & Latitude
Here in Dominican Republic we use the Metric System of Measurement as does most of the world. Here are some basic conversions that might be helpful
*1 Foot (ft) = 0.3048 meter (m)
*1 acre = 0.4047 hectare
*1 gallon = 3.785 Liters (1000 cm 3)
*1 mile per hour (US Statute) = 1.609347 kilometer per hour (km)
*1 inch (in) = 25.4 millimeter (mm) , 2.54 centimeter (cm),
0.0254 meter (m)
*1 gallon (gal) = 4.546 liter
*32° degree Fahrenheit (F) = 0° degree Celsius or 212°F = 100°C
to change from ° F to ° C take the degree F minus 32 ÷ by 1.8
To change from ° C to ° F take the degree C x by 1.8 + 32
*Note that even though the main type of measurement here is in meters they do use pounds and gallons in most businesses.
For a quick and easy Conversion Calculator check out this page
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
The time in the Dominican Republic is Eastern Standard Time (EST). The same as New York and Miami in the Eastern United States. The country did try using the Daylight Savings Time change but it did not work out well so they decided not to change the clocks like the North Americans. This means that when the states in North America change their clocks the Dominican Republic does not. Thus making for an hour time difference during this time change.
We are on GMT -4. See below for an explanation
Longitude & Latitude
Dominican Republic is located between latitude 17° 40′ and 19° 56′ North and longitude 68° 20′ and 72°01′ West of the Greenwich Meridian (GMT -4). This means if you are using Greenwich time Dominican Republic time would be minus 4 hours (UTC/GMT -4 hours)