**Twelve degrees Celsius is equal to 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit.** To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply by 9, divide by 5 and add 32. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32, multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

The Fahrenheit temperature scale was developed in 1724 by a German scientist named Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. On the Fahrenheit scale, the boiling point of water is 212 degrees. The freezing point is 32 degrees.

The Celsius scale was invented in 1742 by Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius. In the Celsius scale, the boiling point of water is 100 degrees. The freezing point of water is 0 degrees.

The Fahrenheit scale is used in the United States and a few Caribbean countries, such as Belize and Jamaica. The rest of the world uses the Celsius scale.