Antipode of Freiburg, Germany

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



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 47.996, 7.852

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -47.996, -172.148


New Zealand

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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Freiburg

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)

Freiburg, Germany

Local time:

Coordinates: 47.9959° N 7.8522° 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 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 .

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