Antipode of Santiago, Chile

The opposite side of the world to Santiago is Yungaisi, Shaanxi, China.

Santiago

Chile

Continent: South America

Coordinates: -33.457, -70.648

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 33.457, 109.352

Yungaisi

China

Yungaisi is the closest city to Santiago's antipodal point (23 km).

The antipodal city to Santiago is Yungaisi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Santiago is Yungaisi.

The distance from Santiago to Yungaisi is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Santiago

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Santiago's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Santiago.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Yungaisi, Shaanxi China 23 km (33.489, 109.105)
Qianyou, Shaanxi China 32 km (33.678, 109.123)
Hubeikou, Hubei China 35 km (33.201, 109.568)
Guanfang, Hubei China 54 km (33.108, 109.762)
Xiaozhai, Shaanxi China 66 km (34.046, 109.287)
Jiaodai, Shaanxi China 68 km (34.059, 109.246)
Yangzhuang, Shaanxi China 68 km (34.041, 109.140)
Muhuguan, Shaanxi China 68 km (34.044, 109.577)
Lanqiao, Shaanxi China 69 km (34.074, 109.458)
Heilongkou, Shaanxi China 71 km (34.010, 109.731)

Santiago, Chile

Local time:

Coordinates: 33.4569° S 70.6483° W

Yungaisi, China

Local time:

Coordinates: 33.4892° N 109.1053° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Santiago

The DMS coordinates are: 33°27'25'' S 70°38'53.8'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -33.45694°

LngO = -70.64827°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 33.45694°

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -70.64827 + 180° = 109.35173°

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.

Result:

The antipode of Santiago is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (33.45694, 109.35173)

In DMS format: 33°27'25'' S 70°38'53.8'' W.

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