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How many liters are in a gallon?


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The US gallon contains 3.785411784 cubic inches of volume, making it approximately 231.574049 gallons. 

- the standard US liquid unit is intended as a unit for measuring liquids, not solids as it happens to be in many countries. In the United Kingdom, a "U.K." gallon is equivalent to 256 cubic inches of volume and equals exactly 1 imperial gallon (imperial being the British system used from 1824-1971). In Canada a "Canadian" fluid ounce holds exactly 28.4 milliliters and there are 4 Canadian fluid ounces in the U.S.


The conversion table below shows the gallons to liters conversions for various countries. For example, in Canada it takes 4.2102878434784 liters to convert into one gallon, and in Germany it takes 3.7854236083884 liters to convert into one gallon.


Gallon – liters – Imperial – United States – Decimals – Gallons use:

The imperial system is used to measure volume and capacity and is the most common volume system that is used for oil, fuel, water, grain, etc. In this system one gallon is equal to 4.546236 gallons or 4 imperial gallons. In other countries the volume system may be different.

In the United States it takes 3.7854236083884 liters to convert into one gallon and it takes 3 gallons to convert into 1 liter in Canada 5.835921867016 liters per gallon 1 liter = 4.1017609 liters (US) and 4.2102878434784 liters (Canada). In Europe its more confusing and different countries use different volumes like: [Gross volume [cm3] [Litres [L]] [US gallon [gal]] [Pint (UK) gallon [gal]] or Gross Volume in Litres] = Litres


In France a gas station measures the volume of fuel to the nearest milliliter, which is called a "litre". A gas station can have a nozzle for manually measuring fuel quantities, but the nozzle is rarely used. The most common way to measure petrol is by using a device called a fuel gauge that automatically calculates mileage based on engine revolutions.



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