The opposite side of the world to Brisbane is Frontera, Canary Islands, Spain.
Coordinates: -27.468, 153.028
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 27.468, -26.972
Frontera is the closest city to Brisbane's antipodal point (886 km).
The antipodal city to Brisbane is Frontera. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Brisbane is Frontera.
The distance from Brisbane to Frontera is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Brisbane's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Brisbane.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Frontera, Canary Islands||Spain||886 km||(27.754, -18.004)|
|La Restinga, Canary Islands||Spain||888 km||(27.641, -17.982)|
|Valverde, Canary Islands||Spain||894 km||(27.806, -17.916)|
|Puntagorda, Canary Islands||Spain||895 km||(28.775, -17.977)|
|Tijarafe, Canary Islands||Spain||897 km||(28.700, -17.950)|
|Tazacorte, Canary Islands||Spain||898 km||(28.642, -17.934)|
|Puerto Naos, Canary Islands||Spain||900 km||(28.586, -17.910)|
|Los Llanos de Aridane, Canary Islands||Spain||900 km||(28.659, -17.918)|
|Garafía, Canary Islands||Spain||900 km||(28.817, -17.933)|
|El Paso, Canary Islands||Spain||903 km||(28.650, -17.883)|
Coordinates: 27.4679° S 153.0281° E
Coordinates: 27.754° N 18.0037° W
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Brisbane
The DMS coordinates are: 27°28'4.6'' S 153°1'41.1'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -27.46794°
LngO = 153.02809°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 27.46794°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 153.02809 - 180° = -26.97191°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Brisbane is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (27.46794, -26.97191)
In DMS format: 27°28'4.6'' S 153°1'41.1'' E .