In Belgium, the name given to the liter when that country adopted the metric system in 1820.


In France, 15th – 19th century, a unit of dry capacity, about 0.831018 liters. link to a chart showing relationships between French units of capacity for wheat After the adoption of the metric system it was sometimes confused with the liter.

A publication in 1798¹ by the committee in charge of implementing the metric system states that 1 litron of Paris = 0.7927 liter. It had the same value in the Système Usuel.

1. Tables dè Comparaison entre les Mesures Anciennes et celles qui les remplacent dans le nouveau Système Métrique, avec leur explication et Leur Usage;
Publiées par l'Agence temporaire des Poid et Mesures.
Paris: de l'Imprimerie de la République, Germinal an VI [1798].
Page 10.


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