Antipode of Tianjin, China

The opposite side of the world to Tianjin is Médanos, Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Continent: Asia

Coordinates: (39.142, 117.177)

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: (-39.142, -62.823)



Médanos is the closest city to Tianjin's antipodal point (37 km).

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

Cities on the other side of the world of Tianjin

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

Country Region City Distance from antipode Coordinates
Argentina Buenos Aires Médanos 37 km (-38.828, -62.694)
Argentina Buenos Aires Bahía Blanca 67 km (-38.720, -62.272)
Argentina Buenos Aires Punta Alta 71 km (-38.876, -62.074)
Argentina La Pampa La Adela 110 km (-38.983, -64.083)
Argentina Rio Negro Río Colorado 111 km (-38.994, -64.093)
Argentina Buenos Aires Tornquist 127 km (-38.101, -62.223)
Argentina La Pampa Jacinto Arauz 129 km (-38.086, -63.432)
Argentina Buenos Aires Monte Hermoso 133 km (-38.982, -61.295)
Argentina Buenos Aires Coronel Dorrego 141 km (-38.719, -61.287)
Argentina La Pampa General San Martín 146 km (-37.979, -63.604)
Argentina La Pampa Bernasconi 159 km (-37.905, -63.742)

Tianjin, China

Local time:

Coordinates: 39°8'32'' N 117°10'36'' E

Médanos, Argentina

Local time:

Coordinates: 39°8'32'' S 62°49'24'' W

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

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 Tianjin

The DMS coordinates are: 39°8'32'' N 117°10'36'' E. Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 39.1422195°

LngO = 117.1766663°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -39.1422195°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 117.1766663 - 180° = -62.8233337°

Since the longitude is positive, we substract 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 Tianjin is located on coordinates (LatA, LngA) = (-39.1422195, -62.8233337), or in DMS format: 39°8'32'' S 62°49'24'' W.