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Convert liters to pints

Please provide values below to convert liter [L, l] to pint (US) [pt (US)], or vice versa.



Definition: A liter (symbol: L) is a unit of volume that is accepted for use with the International System of Units (SI) but is technically not an SI unit. One liter is equal to 1 cubic decimeter (dm3), 1,000 cubic centimeters (cm3), or 1/1,000 cubic meters (m3).

History/origin: There was a point from 1901 to 1964 when a liter was defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under the conditions of maximum density at atmospheric pressure. However, due to the mass-volume relationship of water being based on a number of factors that can be cumbersome to control (temperature, pressure, purity, isotopic uniformity), as well as the discovery that the prototype of the kilogram was slightly too large (making the liter equal to 1.000028 dm3 rather than 1 dm3), the definition of the liter was reverted to its previous, and current definition.

Current use: The liter is used to measure many liquid volumes as well as to label containers containing said liquids. It is also used to measure certain non-liquid volumes such as the size of car trunks, backpacks and climbing packs, computer cases, microwaves, refrigerators, and recycling bins, as well as for expressing fuel volumes and prices in most countries around the world.


Definition: A pint (symbol: p) is a unit of volume in the imperial and United States customary systems of units. The imperial pint is equal to approximately 568 mL. In the United States, the liquid pint is approximately 473 mL while the dry pint is 551 mL.

History/origin: Both the US and UK pints were historically defined as 1/8 of a gallon. The difference between the definitions of the US and UK pints arose in 1824 when the UK adopted a new definition of the gallon while the US retained the older English measure of the wine gallon.

Current use: The dry and liquid pints are still used in the US as a measurement of volume. Although the process of metrication dictated that the pint be replaced by metric units of volume, it is still legal to use the pint as a supplementary unit in the UK, and certain items such as draught beer, cider, and milk in returnable containers are still measured in terms of pints.

Liter to Pint (US) Conversion Table

Liter [L, L]Pint (US) [pt (US)]
0.01 L, l0.0211337642 pt (US)
0.1 L, l0.2113376419 pt (US)
1 L, l2.1133764189 pt (US)
2 L, l4.2267528377 pt (US)
3 L, l6.3401292566 pt (US)
5 L, l10.5668820943 pt (US)
10 L, l21.1337641887 pt (US)
20 L, l42.2675283773 pt (US)
50 L, l105.6688209433 pt (US)
100 L, l211.3376418865 pt (US)
1000 L, l2113.3764188652 pt (US)

How to Convert Liter to Pint (US)

1 L, l = 2.1133764189 pt (US)
1 pt (US) = 0.473176473 L, l

Example: convert 15 L, l to pt (US):
15 L, l = 15 × 2.1133764189 pt (US) = 31.700646283 pt (US)

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