# Liters to Cubic Meters Converter

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## Conversion Table

 liters to cubic meters l cu m 100 l 0.1 cu m 200 l 0.2 cu m 300 l 0.3 cu m 400 l 0.4 cu m 500 l 0.5 cu m 600 l 0.6 cu m 700 l 0.7 cu m 800 l 0.8 cu m 900 l 0.9 cu m 1000 l 1 cu m 1100 l 1.1 cu m 1200 l 1.2 cu m 1300 l 1.3 cu m 1400 l 1.4 cu m 1500 l 1.5 cu m 1600 l 1.6 cu m 1700 l 1.7 cu m 1800 l 1.8 cu m 1900 l 1.9 cu m 2000 l 2 cu m

## How to convert

1 liter (l) = 0.001 cubic meter (cu m). Liter (l) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system. Cubic Meter (cu m) is a unit of Volume used in Metric system.

## Definition of the Liter

A liter (international spelling) or liter (American English spelling) (SI symbols L and l) is a unit of volume that is used in the metric system. It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 10 centimeters (0.1 meter) in length.

One liter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeters, 0.001 cubic meters, or 1 cubic decimeter.

## History of the Liter

The liter is derived from the litron, which was an old French unit of volume that was based on the Greek unit of weight called the litra. The litron was equal to about 0.831 liters. The word liter was first used in 1795 by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier as a unit of volume for liquids and gases. The liter was originally defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water at 4 °C and standard atmospheric pressure.

The liter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium cylinder and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the liter, adopted in 1964, is based on the cubic meter, which is the SI unit of volume. The liter is not an SI unit, but it is accepted by the CGPM (the standards body that defines the SI) for use with the SI.

## How to Convert Liters

To convert liters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

• To convert liters to cubic centimeters, multiply by 1000.
• Example: 2 L x 1000 = 2000 cm3
• To convert liters to cubic meters, multiply by 0.001.
• Example: 2 L x 0.001 = 0.002 m3
• To convert liters to cubic decimeters, multiply by 1.
• Example: 2 L x 1 = 2 dm3
• To convert liters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 0.264.
• Example: 2 L x 0.264 = 0.528 gal
• To convert liters to bushels (US), multiply by 0.037.
• Example: 2 L x 0.037 = 0.074 bu
• To convert liters to barrels (oil), multiply by 0.0063.
• Example: 2 L x 0.0063 = 0.0126 bbl

To convert other units of volume to liters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

• To convert cubic centimeters to liters, divide by 1000.
• Example: 2000 cm3 / 1000 = 2 L
• To convert cubic meters to liters, divide by 0.001.
• Example: 0.002 m3 / 0.001 = 2 L
• To convert cubic decimeters to liters, divide by 1.
• Example: 2 dm3 / 1 = 2 L
• To convert gallons (US liquid) to liters, divide by 0.264.
• Example: 0.528 gal / 0.264 = 2 L
• To convert bushels (US) to liters, divide by 0.037.
• Example: 0.074 bu / 0.037 = 2 L
• To convert barrels (oil) to liters, divide by 0.0063.
• Example: 0.0126 bbl / 0.0063 = 2 L

## Where Liters are Used

Liters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

• In most countries that use the metric system, liters are used for measuring liquids and gases, such as water, milk, juice, soda, beer, wine, oil, fuel, air, and oxygen.
• In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United States and Canada, liters are used for measuring some liquids and gases, such as soft drinks, bottled water, milk, and propane.
• In the European Union, liters are used for measuring fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles.
• In the medical industry, liters are used for measuring blood volume, urine output, and intravenous fluid administration.
• In the scientific industry, liters are used for measuring chemical solutions, reactions, and concentrations.

## Example Conversions of Liters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of liters to other units of volume:

• 1 L = 1000 cm3
• 1 L = 0.001 m3
• 1 L = 1 dm3
• 1 L = 0.264 gal
• 1 L = 0.037 bu
• 1 L = 0.0063 bbl
• 1 L = 0.001 kL

## Definition of the Cubic Meter

A cubic meter (symbol m3 or meter cube) is a unit of volume that is used in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the volume of a cube with sides of 1 meter (3 feet, 36 inches, or 0.9144 meters) in length.

One cubic meter is equal to 1000 liters, 35.3 cubic feet, or 1.3 cubic yards.

## History of the Cubic Meter

The cubic meter is derived from the meter, which is the base unit of length in the SI system. The meter was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole along a meridian through Paris. The meter was later redefined several times based on different physical standards, such as a platinum-iridium bar and a wavelength of light. The current definition of the meter, adopted in 1983, is based on the speed of light in vacuum

The cubic meter was first used as a unit of volume for measuring water supply in France in the late 18th century. It was also used for measuring gas, wood, and other substances. The cubic meter was adopted as a standard unit of measure in the SI system in 1960. It is still widely used today for various purposes, such as science, engineering, commerce, and everyday life.

## How to Convert Cubic Meters

To convert cubic meters to other units of volume, you need to multiply or divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

• To convert cubic meters to liters, multiply by 1000.
• Example: 2 m3 x 1000 = 2000 L
• To convert cubic meters to cubic feet, multiply by 35.3.
• Example: 2 m3 x 35.3 = 70.6 ft3
• To convert cubic meters to cubic yards, multiply by 1.3.
• Example: 2 m3 x 1.3 = 2.6 yd3
• To convert cubic meters to gallons (US liquid), multiply by 264.
• Example: 2 m3 x 264 = 528 gal
• To convert cubic meters to bushels (US), multiply by 28.4.
• Example: 2 m3 x 28.4 = 56.8 bu
• To convert cubic meters to barrels (oil), multiply by 6.29.
• Example: 2 m3 x 6.29 = 12.58 bbl

To convert other units of volume to cubic meters, you need to divide by the appropriate conversion factor. Here are some common conversion factors and examples:

• To convert liters to cubic meters, divide by 1000.
• Example: 2000 L / 1000 = 2 m3
• To convert cubic feet to cubic meters, divide by 35.3.
• Example: 70.6 ft3 / 35.3 = 2 m3
• To convert cubic yards to cubic meters, divide by 1.3.
• Example: 2.6 yd3 / 1.3 = 2 m3
• To convert gallons (US liquid) to cubic meters, divide by 264.
• Example: 528 gal / 264 = 2 m3
• To convert bushels (US) to cubic meters, divide by 28.4.
• Example: 56.8 bu / 28.4 = 2 m3
• To convert barrels (oil) to cubic meters, divide by 6.29.
• Example: 12.58 bbl / 6.29 = 2 m3

## Where Cubic Meters are Used

Cubic meters are used for measuring various materials and substances in different countries and applications.

Some examples are:

• In most countries that use the metric system, cubic meters are used for measuring water supply, gas consumption, wood volume, and other liquids and solids.
• In some countries that use the imperial system, such as the United Kingdom and Canada, cubic meters are used for measuring natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and electricity.
• In the European Union, cubic meters are used for measuring carbon dioxide emissions and energy consumption.
• In the aviation industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the cargo capacity of aircraft and air freight.
• In the shipping industry, cubic meters are used for measuring the volume of containers and cargo ships.

## Example Conversions of Cubic Meters to Other Units

Here are some example conversions of cubic meters to other units of volume:

• 1 m3 = 1000 L
• 1 m3 = 35.3 ft3
• 1 m3 = 1.3 yd3
• 1 m3 = 264 gal
• 1 m3 = 28.4 bu
• 1 m3 = 6.29 bbl
• 1 m3 = 0.001 km3
Cubic meters also can be marked as m3.

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