Antipode of Shanghai, China

The opposite side of the world to Shanghai is Los Charrúas, Entre Rios, Argentina.

Shanghai

China

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: 31.222, 121.458

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Asia

Coordinates: -31.222, -58.542

Los Charrúas

Argentina

Los Charrúas is the closest city to Shanghai' antipodal point (34 km).

The antipodal city to Shanghai is Los Charrúas. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Shanghai is Los Charrúas.

The distance from Shanghai to Los Charrúas 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 Shanghai

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Los Charrúas, ER Argentina 34 km (-31.175, -58.188)
General Campos, ER Argentina 36 km (-31.523, -58.405)
Federal, ER Argentina 38 km (-30.955, -58.783)
La Criolla, ER Argentina 42 km (-31.269, -58.106)
San Salvador, ER Argentina 45 km (-31.625, -58.505)
Concordia, ER Argentina 53 km (-31.393, -58.021)
Conscripto Bernardi, ER Argentina 55 km (-31.048, -59.084)
Salto Uruguay 58 km (-31.383, -57.967)
Punta Yerua, ER Argentina 61 km (-31.537, -58.015)
Sauce de Luna, ER Argentina 65 km (-31.238, -59.219)

Shanghai, China

Local time:

Coordinates: 31.2222° N 121.4581° E

Los Charrúas, Argentina

Local time:

Coordinates: 31.1755° S 58.1877° W

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 Shanghai

The DMS coordinates are: 31°13'20'' N 121°27'29'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 31.22222°

LngO = 121.45806°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -31.22222°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 121.45806 - 180° = -58.54194°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Shanghai is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-31.22222, -58.54194)

In DMS format: 31°13'20'' N 121°27'29'' E .

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