This unit of measurement is commonly used in the agri-food sector.


  • The notation used is “hl” which represents “hectolitre.”
  • One hectolitre is equal to 100 litres and we write: 1 hl = 100 L.

Etymological Notee

Adopted in 1795, the prefix for this unit comes from the ancient Greek word ἑκατόν or hekatón, which means one hundred.

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