Antipode of Porsgrunn, Norway

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



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 59.141, 9.656

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -59.141, -170.344


New Zealand

Waitangi is the closest city to Porsgrunn's antipodal point (1,742 km).

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

The distance from Porsgrunn to Waitangi is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Porsgrunn

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Waitangi, Chatham Islands New Zealand 1,742 km (-43.954, -176.560)
Papatowai, Otago New Zealand 1,937 km (-46.561, 169.471)
Kaitangata, Otago New Zealand 1,945 km (-46.275, 169.850)
Portobello, Otago New Zealand 1,949 km (-45.850, 170.650)
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand 1,953 km (-45.874, 170.504)
Balclutha, Otago New Zealand 1,953 km (-46.234, 169.750)
Milton, Otago New Zealand 1,954 km (-46.121, 169.969)
Waitati, Otago New Zealand 1,962 km (-45.750, 170.567)
Outram, Otago New Zealand 1,965 km (-45.867, 170.233)
Wyndham, Southland New Zealand 1,985 km (-46.333, 168.850)

Porsgrunn, Norway

Local time:

Coordinates: 59.1405° N 9.6561° 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 Porsgrunn

The DMS coordinates are: 59°8'25.9'' N 9°39'22'' E .

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 59.14054°

LngO = 9.6561°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -59.14054°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = 9.6561 - 180° = -170.3439°

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 Porsgrunn is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-59.14054, -170.3439)

In DMS format: 59°8'25.9'' N 9°39'22'' E .

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