Convert Litres (L) to Steres (st) | L in st

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

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Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Steres

st = L / 1000
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Steres, divide the number of Litres by 1,000.0
Litres (L) in 1 Stere
There are 1000 Litres in 1 Stere
Steres (st) in 1 Litre
There are 0 Steres 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'.

Symbol: st
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

What is the Stere?

The stere is a unit of volume and is a non-SI unit but accepted for use as a metric unit with the symbol st.

1 stere is equal to 1 cubic metre (1 m³) which is equivalent to the volume contained in a cube with edges all at 1 m. The stere is used to measure large quantities of cut wood or firewood. It is used to distinguish between cut and uncut wood - its equivalent, the cubic meter is used to measure uncut wood.

The word 'stere' hails from the Greek 'στερεός' or 'stereos' which translates to 'solid'. It represents the wood used to produce the cut wood - and therefore often the dimensions of the cut wood is less than its uncut equivalent.

Conversion Tables for Litres (L) to Steres (st)