Liters To Gallons (imperial) Conversion


1 l = 0.2199692483 gal

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How to convert liters to gallons (imperial) (l to gal)

The formula for converting liters to gallons (imperial) is: gal = l × 0.2199692483. To calculate the liter value in gallons (imperial) first substitute the liter value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 liter in gallons (imperial) we follow these steps:

gal = l × 0.2199692483

ga1 = l × 0.2199692483

gal = 0.2199692483

In other words, 1 liter is equal to 0.2199692483 gallons (imperial).

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 5 liters to gallons (imperial) is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: gal = l × 0.2199692483
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 5 for l so the formula becomes: ga5 = l × 0.2199692483
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 5 × 0.2199692483 = 1.0998462415 gal

In summary, 5 liters is equal to 1.0998462415 gallons (imperial).

Converting gallons (imperial) to liters

In order to convert the other way around i.e. gallons (imperial) to liters, you would use the following formula: l = gal × 4.54608999998115. To convert gallons (imperial) to liters first substitute the gallon (imperial) value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 gallon (imperial) in liters we follow these steps:

l = gal × 4.54608999998115

l = 1 × 4.54608999998115

l = 4.54608999998115

Or in other words, 1 gallon (imperial) is equal to 4.54608999998115 liters.

Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Liter?

A litre (also spelled liter) is a metric unit of volume equal to one cubic decimetre (dm3), 1000 cubic centimetres (cm3) or 0.001 cubic metre (m3). A cubic decimetre (or litre) occupies a volume of 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm (see figure) and is thus equal to one-thousandth of a cubic metre.
The litre is the base unit of volume in the metric system. It is used to measure the volume of liquids, gases, and solids. For example, a litre of water is equal to about 1.76 US pints or 2.11 UK pints.
The litre is also used to measure the capacity of containers, such as bottles, cans, and jugs. For example, a 2-litre bottle of soda contains 2 litres of soda.
The litre is a very common unit of measurement in many countries around the world. It is used in both the metric and imperial systems of measurement.
Here are some examples of how the litre is used in everyday life:
  • A litre of milk is enough to make about 2 cups of cereal.
  • A litre of petrol will typically get a car about 100 kilometres.
  • A litre of paint will cover about 10 square metres of wall.
The litre is a very versatile unit of measurement that can be used to measure a wide variety of things. It is a convenient and easy-to-use unit of measurement that is used by people all over the world.

What is a Gallon (imperial)?

An imperial gallon is a unit of volume commonly used in the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries to measure liquid capacity. It is a part of the British imperial system of units.
The imperial gallon is defined as exactly 4.54609 liters. This means that one imperial gallon can hold precisely 4.54609 liters of liquid. To put it into perspective, imagine a cube with sides measuring 10 centimeters each. One imperial gallon would encompass a volume equivalent to 4.54609 of these cubes.
In comparison to the US gallon, the imperial gallon is slightly larger. It is important to note that this discrepancy arises from historical variations in the definitions and standards between the two systems.
The imperial gallon is commonly used in various contexts in the UK, such as measuring fuel consumption, liquid storage, and beverage packaging. It is often employed for quantifying volumes of liquids in everyday life, including petrol (gasoline), milk, water, and other beverages.
In summary, an imperial gallon is a unit of liquid volume used in the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries. It is equivalent to exactly 4.54609 liters and serves as a standard measurement for various purposes, particularly in the UK's customary system of units.

Liters To Gallons (imperial) Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common liters to gallons (imperial) conversion values.

Liter (l)Gallon (imperial) (gal)
1 l0.2199692483 gal
2 l0.4399384966 gal
3 l0.6599077449 gal
4 l0.8798769932 gal
5 l1.0998462415 gal
6 l1.3198154898 gal
7 l1.5397847381 gal
8 l1.7597539864 gal
9 l1.9797232347 gal
10 l2.199692483 gal
11 l2.4196617313 gal
12 l2.6396309796 gal
13 l2.8596002279 gal

Other Common Liter Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from liters to other volume units.

1 liter in milliliters1000 ml
1 liter in gallons (US)0.2641720524 gal
1 liter in fluid ounces (US)33.814022702 fl oz
1 liter in deciliters10 dL
1 liter in quarts (US)1.0566882 qt

Liters To Gallons (imperial) Conversion Chart