1 litre: how many ml, m3, cm3, quarts?

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The litre (or liter in American English) is a unit of volume of liquids and gases, abbreviated to ‘l’ in the majority of countries and ‘L’ in America, Canada and Australia.

It is accepted by the metric (SI) system, although it is not the base unit.

The base unit is the cubic metre (m3) and its relation to the litre can be stated as: 1l = 10-3 m3. One litre is often defined as the capacity of a cubic decimetre (dm3), or, in other words, the volume of a cube with dimensions of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm (10 cm3). A litre of water at 0°C weighs almost exactly 1 kilogramme (0.997 kg).

Other conversions for one litre are:

 1 litre = 0.001 m3 1 dm3 1000 cm3 1000 ml 0.21996924829909 imperial gallons 0.26417205235815 U.S. gallons 1.7597539863927 imperial pints 2.1133764188652 U.S. pints

Did you know?

The name of the unit is a direct borrowing from French litre, which in turn stems from an archaic French measure of capacity of grains, litron. The word was ultimately derived from the Greek word ‘litra’, which, interestingly, appears to be a cognate of ‘libra’, the name for a zodiac sign represented by a pair of scales.

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Top Discussions

~ hennas 2023-01-19 10:34:23
 i though highland in scotland may have made the list tbh
~ pcp 2021-07-23 05:33:13
 Technically Scotland doesn't count because they abolished the use of counties, hence why Inverness shire is not on the list.
~ dcd 2021-07-04 17:15:54
 What happened to Invernessshire? at 10,907 km2 it is the biggest. Argyllshire would be up there too. 8,055 km2. This seems...