It is important to know how to convert units of measurement from one system to another. While there are standard units of measurement, some commodities come in different units.

Have you ever wondered—how much is 3 liters of water in gallons? Let’s find out!

**What Is a Liter?**

You are probably familiar with the term liter. It is widely found printed on bottles of various kinds. What exactly is a liter?

If you can recall your school days, the liter is a unit of volume in the metric system. It is symbolized by L or l in the SI system of symbols.

This unit of measurement was birthed in France in the year 1795. Now, the countries which make use of the metric system print the volume of their beverages in liters and milliliters. It is commonly used to measure pourable fluids and solids.

1 Liter = 0.2641720523 US gallon

1 Liter = 0.219969 Imperial gallon

**What Is a Gallon?**

Similar to a liter, a gallon is also a unit of volume. You will find it used in the imperial system of units and the United States customary unit of measurement. Today, there are three different variations of gallons in use.

The imperial units were developed by the British Empire during the 1800s. They replaced the previous Winchester standards of measurement. The imperial unit of gallon remains a secondary unit of measurement across the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and a few Caribbean countries.

One imperial gallon exacts to 4.54609 liters.

The US gallon is seen in use across the country and in a few Caribbean and Latin American countries. It is about 16.6% lighter than the measurement of the imperial gallon.

One US gallon exacts to 3.785411784 liters.

There is a third variation of the gallon, called the US dry gallon. A dry gallon is used to measure dry commodities such as grain instead of fluids.

One US dry gallon unit exacts to 4.40488377086 L.

1 US gallon = 3.785411784 liters

**How to Convert Liters to Gallons?**

Since one liter is equal to 0.2641720523 US gallons, to convert liters to gallons, you simply have to multiply 0.2641720523 by the measure of liters.

For instance, this is how you will calculate the value of two liters in gallons.

2 liters x 0.2641720523 = 0.5283441046 US gallons

To convert one liter to imperial gallons, you have to multiply 0.219969 by the measure of liters.

For instance, 2 liters x 0.219969 = 0.439938 Imperial gallons

**How Much Is Three Liters of Water in Gallons?**

Now that you have the formula to convert liters into gallons, you can calculate how muthree liters of water is in gallons.

3 liters of water x 0.2641720523 = 0.7925161569 US gallons

3 liters of water x 0.219969 = 0.659907 Imperial gallons

Therefore, as you can see, three liters of water is not even a complete gallon of water.

**The Final Word**

Liters and gallons are both measuring units used to measure fluids. Their usage varies across the globe. However, it is quite easy to convert liters into gallons or gallons into liters if you know the value of each unit.