Difference Between Celsius And Fahrenheit

There are many units to measure temperature, but the most popular unit to measure the temperature are Celsius and Fahrenheit. These two units have respective values for boiling and freezing points, with reference to water. Celsius and Fahrenheit, the temperature measuring units are very useful in many ways and are used all over the world. There are formulas to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit, click here for Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion.

Difference Between Celsius And Fahrenheit


Celsius is also called as centigrade and is used by most countries. The Celsius is named from a Swedish Astronomer called Andres Celsius, who introduced a similar instrument to measure the temperature.


Fahrenheit system is used in the United States for measuring temperature as a standard for non-scientific uses. It is named after German-Dutch Physicist named Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.

Temperature Differences Between Celsius And Fahrenheit

  Celsius Fahrenheit
Absolute Zero -273.15 -459.67
Boiling Point of Water 99.9839 211.97102
Melting Point of Ice 0 32
Average Human Body Temperature 37.0 98.6

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