12 is the Arabic Numeral for Twelve.
When it is written as 12th
, it is pronounced Twelfth
Usage of the Number 12
The number 12 has wide usage.
Most calendars have 12 months.
There are 12 signs in the Zodiac.
In some sects of Christianity, there are 12 apostles, when Judas is not counted.
In the Shi'a Islam sect of Islam, there is a sub-sect called the Twelvers, in which there is 12 (and only 12) Imams.
In one of the Norse religions, Odin had 12 sons.
There are traditionally 12 days of Christmas.
In cultures that divide the day into 24 hours, and group those into half days (AM and PM), there are 12 hours in each half day. Also, there are 60 minutes in an hour, which equals 5 × 12. And there are 60 seconds in an minute, which equals 5 × 12.
The are traditionally 12 buttons on a Telephone.