Antipode of Lecce, Italy

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

Lecce

Italy

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 40.355, 18.172

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -40.355, -161.828

Waitangi

New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to Lecce's antipodal point (1,279 km).

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

The distance from Lecce 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 Lecce

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 1,279 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Tolaga Bay, Gisborne New Zealand 1,723 km (-38.367, 178.300)
Ruatoria, Gisborne New Zealand 1,734 km (-37.883, 178.333)
Gisborne New Zealand 1,741 km (-38.653, 178.004)
Manutuke, Gisborne New Zealand 1,748 km (-38.683, 177.917)
Te Karaka, Gisborne New Zealand 1,757 km (-38.467, 177.867)
Wairoa, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,786 km (-39.033, 177.367)
Napier, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,816 km (-39.493, 176.912)
Hastings, Hawke's Bay New Zealand 1,818 km (-39.638, 176.849)
Opotiki, Bay of Plenty New Zealand 1,819 km (-38.009, 177.287)

Lecce, Italy

Local time:

Coordinates: 40.3548° N 18.1724° 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 Lecce

The DMS coordinates are: 40°21'17.3'' N 18°10'20.8'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 40.35481°

LngO = 18.17244°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -40.35481°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 18.17244 - 180° = -161.82756°

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.

Result:

The antipode of Lecce is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-40.35481, -161.82756)

In DMS format: 40°21'17.3'' N 18°10'20.8'' E .

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