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Hollow metric measure (abbreviation l) for the decimetre cube unit of volume. One litre of pure water has a volume of 1 dm³ or 1,000 cm³ and weighs exactly one kilogram (kg) at a temperature of 3.98 °Celsius and at an air pressure of one atmosphere = 1013.25 hPa (hectopascal). The nominal volume on bottles is given in litres or parts thereof. The wine production quantities are usually stated in hectolitres (100 l), or also in crates of usually 12 bottles each. See also lists of relevant keywords under hollow measures, units of measurement and wine containers.

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