# What is a hectoliter? Definition and examples

In the metric system, one hectoliter (hl) is a unit of capacity or volume that is equal to 100 liters.

1 hectoliter = 100 liters

1 hectoliter =26.41 gallons in the United States customary units.

## Things in real life that may have a volume of about 1 hectoliter

- A large water tank could have a volume of about 1 hectoliter

- A fish tank could have a volume of about 1 hectoliter

- A small residential water heater could have a volume of about 1 hectoliter

- A brewing barrel such as the one shown below could have a capacity of about 1 hectoliter

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