Resolution 13 of the 11th CGPM

Cubic decimetre and litre

The 11th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM),


  • that the cubic decimetre and the litre are unequal and differ by about 28 parts in 106,
  • that determinations of physical quantities which involve measurements of volume are being made more and more accurately, thus increasing the risk of confusion between the cubic decimetre and the litre,

requests the Comité International des Poids et Mesures to study the problem and submit its conclusions to the 12th CGPM.

reference The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text

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