Convert Litres (L) to Gills (gi) | L in gi

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Let's convert Litres (L) to Gills (gi)

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

Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Gills

Formula
gi = L x 7.04
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Gills, multiply the number of Litres by 7.0
Litres (L) in 1 Gill
There are 0.14 Litres in 1 Gill
Gills (gi) in 1 Litre
There are 7.04 Gills 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'.

Gill
/dʒɪl/
Symbol: gi
Unit System: Imperial

What is the Gill?

The gill is a unit of volume in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol gi.

It represents 1/4 of a pint - so in this instance, it is 1/4 of an imperial pint - therefore measures exactly 142.0653125 ml. It's also equal to 2 imperial cups and 1/32 of an imperial gallon.

It is pronounced with a "J" sound at the beginning - and it actually part of a humorous in the nursery rhyme 'Jack & Jill'.

In the UK it was used throughout pubs as standard measures; for example spirits were served as 1/6 gill as standard. In Scotland it was 1/5 gill and in Ireland 1/4 gill. It's still used in the Republic of Ireland today.

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