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How Many Quarts In A Gallon 

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Knowing how many Quarts are in a Gallon can be very useful to the cooks and bakers to measure your fluids but beware, there’s a difference between the US units and the classic Imperial Units.

What’s A Gallon?

Gallons are a unit of measure that is commonly used in the USA and in parts of the Commonwealth. It used to be extensively used in continental Europe before the introduction of the Metric System.

There have been several dozen different definitions of a Gallon, leading to varied regional measurements reaching from 3.5 Liters for a Roman Gallon all the way to 4.62 Liters for a Treasury Gallon.

Today, there are two Gallons still commonly used:

  • US Gallon which contains 3.785 Liters
  • Imperial Gallon which contains 4.546 Liters

A Gallon, regardless of its origin, is defined as 8 pints or 4 quarts.

What’s A Quart?

A Quart (qt) is defined as a quarter of a Gallon.

As a result, there’s a difference between a US Quart and an Imperial Quart.

  • 1 US Quart contains 0.946 Liters
  • 1 Imperial Quart contains 1.136 Liters

The US System of Measures also defines a Dry Quart, which is equivalent to 1/32 Bushels or 2 US Dry Pints, or 1.101 Liters.

Converting Gallons To Quarts

The conversion between a Gallon and a Quart is simple as a Gallon contains 4 Quarts.

This conversion table is valid for both US and Imperial units of measure. However, it’s important to remember that the conversion between 1 US Gallon and Imperial Quarts is not that straightforward.

GallonsQuarts
5 Gallons20 Quarts
4 Gallons16 Quarts
3 Gallons12 Quarts
2 Gallons8 Quarts
1 Gallon4 Quarts
1/2 Gallon2 Quarts
1/4 Gallon1 Quart
1/8 Gallon1/2 Quart
1/16 Gallon1/4 Quart
1/32 Gallon1/8 Quart
1/64 Gallon1/16 Quart
1/128 Gallon1/32 Quart

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 1 gallon equal to in quarts?

1 Gallon contains 4 Quarts. In fact, the term “Quart” refers to a quarter of a gallon.

Is 1 gallon the same as 2 quarts?

No, a gallon contains 4 quarts.

Is 4 quarts equal to 2 gallons?

No 4 Quarts equal to 1 Gallon. 2 Gallons contain 8 quarts.

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I'm passionate about sharing easy, tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweetashoney. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

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