The opposite side of the world to Marseille is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 43.297, 5.381
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -43.297, -174.619
Waitangi is the closest city to Marseille's antipodal point (173 km).
The antipodal city to Marseille is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Marseille is Waitangi.
The distance from Marseille to Waitangi is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Marseille's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Marseille.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||173 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|Castlepoint, Wellington||New Zealand||803 km||(-40.900, 176.217)|
|Gisborne||New Zealand||807 km||(-38.653, 178.004)|
|Tolaga Bay, Gisborne||New Zealand||810 km||(-38.367, 178.300)|
|Manutuke, Gisborne||New Zealand||810 km||(-38.683, 177.917)|
|Hastings, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||820 km||(-39.638, 176.849)|
|Otane, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||821 km||(-39.883, 176.633)|
|Wairoa, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||822 km||(-39.033, 177.367)|
|Napier, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||824 km||(-39.493, 176.912)|
|Taradale, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||826 km||(-39.533, 176.850)|
Coordinates: 43.297° N 5.3811° E
Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° 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 Marseille
The DMS coordinates are: 43°17'49'' N 5°22'51.9'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 43.29695°
LngO = 5.38107°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -43.29695°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 5.38107 - 180° = -174.61893°
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 Marseille is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-43.29695, -174.61893)
In DMS format: 43°17'49'' N 5°22'51.9'' E .