Fahrenheit is a term that is used to measure temperature. It is based on the Fahrenheit scale that was originally proposed in the 1700s by the physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.
Based on the Fahrenheit scale, the melting polit of ice is 32 degrees, while the boiling point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are very few nations in the world that actually use this unit of temperature. The countries and territories that use the Fahrenheit scale are:
- United States
- Cayman Islands
- The Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
There are also a few nations that use both Fahrenheit and Celsius, the scale that was named for the astronomer Anders Celsius. The nations that use both of these units of measurement include:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- British Virgin Islands
- Turks and Caicos
All other nations in the world exclusively use the Celsius scale when measuring temperature.