Antipode of Gisborne, New Zealand

The opposite side of the world to Gisborne is Alcadozo, Castille-La Mancha, Spain.


New Zealand

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: (-38.653, 178.004)

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: (38.653, -1.996)



Alcadozo is the closest city to Gisborne's antipodal point (1 km).

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

Cities on the other side of the world of Gisborne

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

Country Region City Distance from antipode Coordinates
Spain Castille-La Mancha Alcadozo 1 km (38.649, -1.980)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Peñas de San Pedro 8 km (38.729, -2.005)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Pozohondo 10 km (38.721, -1.912)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Liétor 13 km (38.543, -1.954)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Ayna 14 km (38.550, -2.083)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Pozuelo 20 km (38.810, -2.101)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Bogarra 20 km (38.581, -2.213)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Elche de la Sierra 23 km (38.451, -2.048)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Casas de Lázaro 25 km (38.771, -2.240)
Spain Castille-La Mancha San Pedro 25 km (38.825, -2.183)
Spain Castille-La Mancha Tobarra 27 km (38.592, -1.692)

Gisborne, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 38°39'12'' S 178°0'15'' E

Alcadozo, Spain

Local time:

Coordinates: 38°39'12'' N 1°59'45'' W

The distance from Gisborne to Alcadozo is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

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 Gisborne

The DMS coordinates are: 38°39'12'' S 178°0'15'' E. Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -38.6533318°

LngO = 178.0041656°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 38.6533318°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 178.0041656 - 180° = -1.9958344°

Since the longitude is positive, we substract 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 Gisborne is located on coordinates (LatA, LngA) = (38.6533318, -1.9958344), or in DMS format: 38°39'12'' N 1°59'45'' W.