The opposite side of the world to Paris is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 48.853, 2.349
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -48.853, -177.651
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 48.8534° N 2.3488° 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 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 .