Antipode of Catania, Italy

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



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 37.492, 15.070

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -37.492, -164.930


New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to Catania's antipodal point (1,215 km).

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

The distance from Catania to Waitangi 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 Catania

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 1,215 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Ruatoria, Gisborne New Zealand 1,475 km (-37.883, 178.333)
Tolaga Bay, Gisborne New Zealand 1,476 km (-38.367, 178.300)
Gisborne New Zealand 1,501 km (-38.653, 178.004)
Manutuke, Gisborne New Zealand 1,508 km (-38.683, 177.917)
Te Karaka, Gisborne New Zealand 1,513 km (-38.467, 177.867)
Wairoa, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,556 km (-39.033, 177.367)
Opotiki, Bay of Plenty New Zealand 1,566 km (-38.009, 177.287)
Waimana, Bay of Plenty New Zealand 1,583 km (-38.150, 177.083)
Taneatua, Bay of Plenty New Zealand 1,589 km (-38.067, 177.017)

Catania, Italy

Local time:

Coordinates: 37.4922° N 15.0704° 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 Catania

The DMS coordinates are: 37°29'32'' N 15°4'13.5'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 37.49223°

LngO = 15.07041°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -37.49223°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 15.07041 - 180° = -164.92959°

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 Catania is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-37.49223, -164.92959)

In DMS format: 37°29'32'' N 15°4'13.5'' E .

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