Antipode of Paris, France

The opposite side of the world to Paris is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 48.853, 2.349

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -48.853, -177.651


New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to Paris's antipodal point (551 km).

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

The distance from Paris to Waitangi is about 19,000 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 Paris

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 551 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Akaroa, Canterbury New Zealand 914 km (-43.804, 172.968)
Portobello, Otago New Zealand 944 km (-45.850, 170.650)
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand 953 km (-45.874, 170.504)
Waitati, Otago New Zealand 954 km (-45.750, 170.567)
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand 954 km (-43.533, 172.633)
Lincoln, Canterbury New Zealand 954 km (-43.650, 172.483)
Southbridge, Canterbury New Zealand 957 km (-43.817, 172.250)
Prebbleton, Canterbury New Zealand 957 km (-43.583, 172.517)
Leeston, Canterbury New Zealand 957 km (-43.767, 172.300)

Paris, France

Local time:

Coordinates: 48.8534° N 2.3488° E

Waitangi, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° 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 Paris

The DMS coordinates are: 48°51'12.3'' N 2°20'55.7'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 48.85341°

LngO = 2.3488°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -48.85341°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 2.3488 - 180° = -177.6512°

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 Paris is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-48.85341, -177.6512)

In DMS format: 48°51'12.3'' N 2°20'55.7'' E .

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