Convert Litres (L) to Cubic Metres (m³) | L in m³

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This quick and easy calculator will convert Litres (L) to Cubic Metres (m³) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

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Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Cubic Metres

m³ = L / 1000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Cubic Metres, divide the number of Litres by 1,000.0
Litres (L) in 1 Cubic Metre
There are 1000 Litres in 1 Cubic Metre
Cubic Metres (m³) in 1 Litre
There are 0 Cubic Metres in 1 Litre

Unit Information

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 Metre
Unit System: SI

What is the Cubic Metre?

The cubic metre (or cubic meter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is derived from an SI unit with the symbol m³.

1 cubic metre is exactly 1000 litres. It is also ≈ 6.29 barrels, ≈ 220 imperial gallons and ≈ 35.3 cubic feet.

1 cubic metre of water in normal conditions (≈4 °C) weighs exactly 1000 kg (or 1 tonne).)

The cubic metre is the unit used to measure water usage and often water bills are broken down into how many m³ has passed through the property / business.

Conversion Tables for Litres (L) to Cubic Metres (m³)