# Hectolitre

## Hectolitre

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

### Notation

• 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.