Antipode of Port Erin, Isle of Man

The opposite side of the world to Port Erin is Papatowai, Otago, New Zealand.

Port Erin

Isle of Man

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 54.085, -4.751

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -54.085, 175.249


New Zealand

Papatowai is the closest city to Port Erin's antipodal point (932 km).

The antipodal city to Port Erin is Papatowai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Port Erin is Papatowai.

The distance from Port Erin to Papatowai is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Port Erin

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Papatowai, Otago New Zealand 932 km (-46.561, 169.471)
Kaitangata, Otago New Zealand 950 km (-46.275, 169.850)
Balclutha, Otago New Zealand 957 km (-46.234, 169.750)
Milton, Otago New Zealand 962 km (-46.121, 169.969)
Bluff, Southland New Zealand 966 km (-46.600, 168.333)
Portobello, Otago New Zealand 973 km (-45.850, 170.650)
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand 974 km (-45.874, 170.504)
Wyndham, Southland New Zealand 975 km (-46.333, 168.850)
Edendale, Southland New Zealand 979 km (-46.317, 168.783)
Outram, Otago New Zealand 982 km (-45.867, 170.233)

Port Erin, Isle of Man

Local time:

Coordinates: 54.0849° N 4.751° W

Papatowai, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 46.5607° S 169.4707° E

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 Port Erin

The DMS coordinates are: 54°5'5.5'' N 4°45'3.6'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 54.08487°

LngO = -4.75099°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -54.08487°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -4.75099 + 180° = 175.24901°

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.


The antipode of Port Erin is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-54.08487, 175.24901)

In DMS format: 54°5'5.5'' N 4°45'3.6'' W.

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