Online calculator to convert liters to kiloliters (L to kL) with formulas, examples, and tables. Our conversions provide a quick and easy way to convert between Volume units.

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How to convert L to kL: Enter a value in the L field and click on the "Calculate kL" button. Your answer will appear in the kL field.


Conversion Definitions


The following is a list of definitions relating to conversions between liters and kiloliters.

What is a liter (L)?

A liter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for liter is L. There are 1,000 liters in a kiloliter. The International spelling for this unit is litre.

What is a kiloliter (kL)?

A kiloliter is a unit of volume in the Metric System. The symbol for kiloliter is kL. There are 0.001 kiloliters in a liter. The International spelling for this unit is kilolitre.


Conversion Formula


Let"s take a closer look at the conversion formula so that you can do these conversions yourself with a calculator or with an old-fashioned pencil and paper.

The formula to convert from L to kL is:

kL = L ÷ 1,000

Conversion Example


Next, let"s look at an example showing the work and calculations that are involved in converting from liters to kiloliters (L to kL).

Liter to Kiloliter Conversion Example

Task: Convert 500 liters to kiloliters (show work)Formula:L ÷ 1,000 = kLCalculations:500 L ÷ 1,000 = 0.5 kLResult:500 L is equal to 0.5 kL

Liters to Kiloliters Conversion Chart

liters (L)kiloliters (kL)
1 L0.001 kL
2 L0.002 kL
3 L0.003 kL
4 L0.004 kL
5 L0.005 kL
6 L0.006 kL
7 L0.007 kL
8 L0.008 kL
9 L0.009 kL
10 L0.01 kL
20 L0.02 kL
30 L0.03 kL
40 L0.04 kL
50 L0.05 kL
75 L0.075 kL
100 L0.1 kL
250 L0.25 kL
500 L0.5 kL
750 L0.75 kL
1,000 L1 kL
2,500 L2.5 kL
5,000 L5 kL
7,500 L7.5 kL
10,000 L10 kL
25,000 L25 kL
50,000 L50 kL
75,000 L75 kL
100,000 L100 kL
250,000 L250 kL

The following tables provide a summary of the Volume units (both Fluid Volume units and Cubic Volume units) within their respective measurement systems.

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Fluid Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
US teaspoonsUS tspUS Customary Units6 US tsp = 1 US fl oz
US tablespoonsUS tbspUS Customary Units1 US tbsp = 3 US tsp
US fluid ouncesUS fl ozUS Customary Units1 US fl oz = 2 US tbsp
US cupsUS cupUS Customary Units1 US cup = 8 US fl oz
US pintsUS ptUS Customary Units1 US pint = 2 US cups
US quartsUS qtUS Customary Units1 US quart = 2 US pints
US gallonsUS galUS Customary Units1 US gallon = 128 US fl oz
Imperial teaspoonsImperial tspImperial System4.8 Imp tsp = 1 Imp fl oz
Imperial tablespoonsImperial tbspImperial System1 Imp tbsp = 3 Imp tsp
Imperial fluid ouncesImperial fl ozImperial System1 Imp fl oz = 1.6 Imp tbsp
Imperial pintsImperial ptImperial System1 Imp pint = 20 Imp fl oz
Imperial quartsImperial qtImperial System1 Imp quart = 2 Imp pints
Imperial gallonsImperial galImperial System1 Imp gallon = 160 Imp fl oz
nanolitersnLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000,000 nL
microlitersμLMetric System1 L = 1,000,000 μL
millilitersmLMetric System1 L = 1,000 mL
centiliterscLMetric System1 L = 100 cL
decilitersdLMetric System1 L = 10 dL
litersLMetric Systembase unit
decalitersdaLMetric System10 L = 1 daL
hectolitershLMetric System100 L = 1 hL
kiloliterskLMetric System1,000 L = 1 kL
megalitersMLMetric System1,000,000 L = 1 ML

Note: There is a difference between US Customary Units and the Imperial System for volume conversions. The US gallon contains 128 US fluid ounces, whereas the Imperial gallon contains 160 Imperial fluid ounces.

Cubic Volume Units

UnitSymbolMeasurement SystemDescription
cubic inchesin3US Customary Units/Imperial System46,656 in3 = 1 yd3
cubic feetft3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 ft3 = 1,728 in3
cubic yardsyd3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 yd3 = 27 ft3
cubic milesmi3US Customary Units/Imperial System1 mi3 = 5,451,776,000 yd3
cubic millimetersmm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000,000 mm3
cubic centimeterscm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000,000 cm3
cubic decimetersdm3Metric System1 m3 = 1,000 dm3
cubic metersm3Metric Systembase unit
cubic decameterdam3Metric System1 dam3 = 1,000 m3
cubic kilometerkm3Metric System1 km3 = 1,000,000,000 m3

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