Antipode of Medellín, Colombia

The opposite side of the world to Medellín is Kota Agung, Lampung, Indonesia.

Medellín

Colombia

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 6.252, -75.564

Antipodal point

Indian Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: -6.252, 104.436

Kota Agung

Indonesia

Kota Agung is the closest city to Medellín's antipodal point (86 km).

The antipodal city to Medellín is Kota Agung. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Medellín is Kota Agung.

The distance from Medellín to Kota Agung 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 Medellín

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Kota Agung, Lampung Indonesia 86 km (-5.503, 104.645)
Kotaagung, Lampung Indonesia 86 km (-5.494, 104.622)
Padangcermin, Lampung Indonesia 106 km (-5.601, 105.139)
Kedondong, Lampung Indonesia 107 km (-5.463, 105.001)
Pulaupanggung, Lampung Indonesia 109 km (-5.318, 104.742)
Biha, Lampung Indonesia 112 km (-5.330, 104.030)
Pringsewu, Lampung Indonesia 115 km (-5.358, 104.974)
Gadingrejo, Lampung Indonesia 119 km (-5.372, 105.062)
Gedong Tataan, Lampung Indonesia 121 km (-5.383, 105.096)
Sukoharjo Satu, Lampung Indonesia 121 km (-5.301, 104.983)

Medellín, Colombia

Local time:

Coordinates: 6.2518° N 75.5636° W

Kota Agung, Indonesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 5.5026° S 104.6454° 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 Medellín

The DMS coordinates are: 6°15'6.6'' N 75°33'48.9'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 6.25184°

LngO = -75.56359°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -6.25184°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -75.56359 + 180° = 104.43641°

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 Medellín is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-6.25184, 104.43641)

In DMS format: 6°15'6.6'' N 75°33'48.9'' W.

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