Liters Conversion

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The liter is a unit used to measure volume. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about liters.

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Liter Definition and Usage

The liter is a unit of volume equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters.[1] The liter is a special name defined for the cubic decimeter, and is exactly equal to the volume of one cubic decimeter.

The liter is an SI accepted unit for volume for use with the metric system. A liter is sometimes also referred to as a litre. Liters can be abbreviated as l, and are also sometimes abbreviated as L or . For example, 1 liter can be written as 1 l, 1 L, or 1 ℓ.

Background and Origin

The liter originated as the volume measurement used in the French metric system in 1795. In it's early use, the liter was equal to 1.000974 cubic decimeters. The unit has been redefined with different proportions to the cubic decimeter several times throughout history, before finally being redefined to be equal to exactly one cubic decimeter in 1964.

Uses

Liters are frequently used to measure the volume of liquids and pourable solids, and are also used as a measure for container capacity. The US commonly uses other customary measures for measuring liquids, but the liter has widespread use internationally.

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Liters Measurement Conversion Table

Common liter values and equivalent imperial and metric volume measurements
liters gallons quarts pints cups fluid ounces tablespoons teaspoons cubic inches cubic feet cubic yards milliliters cubic centimeters cubic meters
1 l 0.264172 gal 1.056688 qt 2.113376 pt 4.226753 c 33.814023 fl oz 67.628045 tbsp 202.884136 tsp 61.023744 in³ 0.035315 ft³ 0.001308 yd³ 1,000 ml 1,000 cm³ 0.001 m³
2 l 0.528344 gal 2.113376 qt 4.226753 pt 8.453506 c 67.628045 fl oz 135.256091 tbsp 405.768272 tsp 122.047488 in³ 0.070629 ft³ 0.002616 yd³ 2,000 ml 2,000 cm³ 0.002 m³
3 l 0.792516 gal 3.170065 qt 6.340129 pt 12.680259 c 101.442068 fl oz 202.884136 tbsp 608.652409 tsp 183.071232 in³ 0.105944 ft³ 0.003924 yd³ 3,000 ml 3,000 cm³ 0.003 m³
4 l 1.056688 gal 4.226753 qt 8.453506 pt 16.907011 c 135.256091 fl oz 270.512182 tbsp 811.536545 tsp 244.094976 in³ 0.141259 ft³ 0.005232 yd³ 4,000 ml 4,000 cm³ 0.004 m³
5 l 1.32086 gal 5.283441 qt 10.566882 pt 21.133764 c 169.070114 fl oz 338.140227 tbsp 1,014 tsp 305.11872 in³ 0.176573 ft³ 0.00654 yd³ 5,000 ml 5,000 cm³ 0.005 m³
6 l 1.585032 gal 6.340129 qt 12.680259 pt 25.360517 c 202.884136 fl oz 405.768272 tbsp 1,217 tsp 366.142465 in³ 0.211888 ft³ 0.007848 yd³ 6,000 ml 6,000 cm³ 0.006 m³
7 l 1.849204 gal 7.396817 qt 14.793635 pt 29.58727 c 236.698159 fl oz 473.396318 tbsp 1,420 tsp 427.166209 in³ 0.247203 ft³ 0.009156 yd³ 7,000 ml 7,000 cm³ 0.007 m³
8 l 2.113376 gal 8.453506 qt 16.907011 pt 33.814023 c 270.512182 fl oz 541.024363 tbsp 1,623 tsp 488.189953 in³ 0.282517 ft³ 0.010464 yd³ 8,000 ml 8,000 cm³ 0.008 m³
9 l 2.377548 gal 9.510194 qt 19.020388 pt 38.040776 c 304.326204 fl oz 608.652409 tbsp 1,826 tsp 549.213697 in³ 0.317832 ft³ 0.011772 yd³ 9,000 ml 9,000 cm³ 0.009 m³
10 l 2.641721 gal 10.566882 qt 21.133764 pt 42.267528 c 338.140227 fl oz 676.280454 tbsp 2,029 tsp 610.237441 in³ 0.353147 ft³ 0.01308 yd³ 10,000 ml 10,000 cm³ 0.01 m³
11 l 2.905893 gal 11.62357 qt 23.247141 pt 46.494281 c 371.95425 fl oz 743.908499 tbsp 2,232 tsp 671.261185 in³ 0.388461 ft³ 0.014387 yd³ 11,000 ml 11,000 cm³ 0.011 m³
12 l 3.170065 gal 12.680259 qt 25.360517 pt 50.721034 c 405.768272 fl oz 811.536545 tbsp 2,435 tsp 732.284929 in³ 0.423776 ft³ 0.015695 yd³ 12,000 ml 12,000 cm³ 0.012 m³
13 l 3.434237 gal 13.736947 qt 27.473893 pt 54.947787 c 439.582295 fl oz 879.16459 tbsp 2,637 tsp 793.308673 in³ 0.459091 ft³ 0.017003 yd³ 13,000 ml 13,000 cm³ 0.013 m³
14 l 3.698409 gal 14.793635 qt 29.58727 pt 59.17454 c 473.396318 fl oz 946.792636 tbsp 2,840 tsp 854.332417 in³ 0.494405 ft³ 0.018311 yd³ 14,000 ml 14,000 cm³ 0.014 m³
15 l 3.962581 gal 15.850323 qt 31.700646 pt 63.401293 c 507.210341 fl oz 1,014 tbsp 3,043 tsp 915.356161 in³ 0.52972 ft³ 0.019619 yd³ 15,000 ml 15,000 cm³ 0.015 m³
16 l 4.226753 gal 16.907011 qt 33.814023 pt 67.628045 c 541.024363 fl oz 1,082 tbsp 3,246 tsp 976.379906 in³ 0.565035 ft³ 0.020927 yd³ 16,000 ml 16,000 cm³ 0.016 m³
17 l 4.490925 gal 17.9637 qt 35.927399 pt 71.854798 c 574.838386 fl oz 1,150 tbsp 3,449 tsp 1,037 in³ 0.600349 ft³ 0.022235 yd³ 17,000 ml 17,000 cm³ 0.017 m³
18 l 4.755097 gal 19.020388 qt 38.040776 pt 76.081551 c 608.652409 fl oz 1,217 tbsp 3,652 tsp 1,098 in³ 0.635664 ft³ 0.023543 yd³ 18,000 ml 18,000 cm³ 0.018 m³
19 l 5.019269 gal 20.077076 qt 40.154152 pt 80.308304 c 642.466431 fl oz 1,285 tbsp 3,855 tsp 1,159 in³ 0.670979 ft³ 0.024851 yd³ 19,000 ml 19,000 cm³ 0.019 m³
20 l 5.283441 gal 21.133764 qt 42.267528 pt 84.535057 c 676.280454 fl oz 1,353 tbsp 4,058 tsp 1,220 in³ 0.706293 ft³ 0.026159 yd³ 20,000 ml 20,000 cm³ 0.02 m³

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Units outside the SI, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/outside.html

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