Convert Litres (L) to Cubic Centimetres (cm³) | L in cm³

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# Let's convert Litres (L) to Cubic Centimetres (cm³)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Litres (L) to Cubic Centimetres (cm³) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Cubic Centimetres

Formula
cm³ = L x 1000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Cubic Centimetres, multiply the number of Litres by 1,000.0
Litres (L) in 1 Cubic Centimetre
There are 0 Litres in 1 Cubic Centimetre
Cubic Centimetres (cm³) in 1 Litre
There are 1000 Cubic Centimetres in 1 Litre

## Unit Information

Litre
/ˈliːtə/
Symbol: L
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

### What is the Litre?

The litre (or liter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is a non-SI metric unit with the symbol L).

1 litre is equal to the volume in a cube with edges all measuring 10cm. There are 0.22 imperial gallons in a litre. Conversely, 1 imperial gallon is equal to 4.5461 gallons.

1 litre of water weights exactly 1 kilogram.

After the metric system was introduced in France in 1791, it took a couple of years for the entire country to implement it in everyday use. After much backlash, it was decided that the cubic metre was too big for everyday use. By 1795 it was announced that the former 'cadil' (0.001 cubic metres) had been given a new name; 'litre'.

Cubic Centimetre
/ˈkjuːbɪkˈsɛntɪmiːtə/
Symbol: cm³
Unit System: SI

### What is the Cubic Centimetre?

The cubic centimetre (or cubic centimeter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is derived from an SI unit with the symbol cm³.

There are 1000cm³ in 1 litre. 1 cubic inch is equal to 16.38706cm³.

The cubic centimetre is sometimes referred to as cc or ccm - for example when administering drugs in a liquid solution. This is due to its relatively small size.

It is also often used in the 'cc' form to express the size of a petrol or diesel engine and represents the total displacement volume of the engine.

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