The opposite side of the world to Freiburg is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 47.996, 7.852
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -47.996, -172.148
Waitangi is the closest city to Freiburg's antipodal point (564 km).
The antipodal city to Freiburg is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Freiburg is Waitangi.
The distance from Freiburg 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 Freiburg's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Freiburg.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||564 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|Castlepoint, Wellington||New Zealand||1,214 km||(-40.900, 176.217)|
|Waipawa, Wellington||New Zealand||1,219 km||(-41.412, 175.515)|
|Akaroa, Canterbury||New Zealand||1,243 km||(-43.804, 172.968)|
|Masterton, Wellington||New Zealand||1,243 km||(-40.960, 175.658)|
|Upper Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||1,268 km||(-41.138, 175.050)|
|Lower Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||1,271 km||(-41.217, 174.917)|
|Kaikoura, Canterbury||New Zealand||1,271 km||(-42.417, 173.683)|
|Otane, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,272 km||(-39.883, 176.633)|
|Petone, Wellington||New Zealand||1,273 km||(-41.228, 174.870)|
Coordinates: 47.9959° N 7.8522° 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 Freiburg
The DMS coordinates are: 47°59'45.2'' N 7°51'8'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 47.9959°
LngO = 7.85222°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -47.9959°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 7.85222 - 180° = -172.14778°
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 Freiburg is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-47.9959, -172.14778)
In DMS format: 47°59'45.2'' N 7°51'8'' E .