The opposite side of the world to Falciano is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 43.983, 12.500
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -43.983, -167.500
Waitangi is the closest city to Falciano's antipodal point (727 km).
The antipodal city to Falciano is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Falciano is Waitangi.
The distance from Falciano to Waitangi is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Falciano's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Falciano.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||727 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|Tolaga Bay, Gisborne||New Zealand||1,342 km||(-38.367, 178.300)|
|Gisborne||New Zealand||1,348 km||(-38.653, 178.004)|
|Manutuke, Gisborne||New Zealand||1,353 km||(-38.683, 177.917)|
|Te Karaka, Gisborne||New Zealand||1,369 km||(-38.467, 177.867)|
|Ruatoria, Gisborne||New Zealand||1,369 km||(-37.883, 178.333)|
|Wairoa, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,375 km||(-39.033, 177.367)|
|Castlepoint, Wellington||New Zealand||1,380 km||(-40.900, 176.217)|
|Hastings, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,384 km||(-39.638, 176.849)|
|Napier, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,387 km||(-39.493, 176.912)|
Coordinates: 43.9833° N 12.5° E
Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Falciano
The DMS coordinates are: 43°58'60'' N 12°30'0'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 43.98333°
LngO = 12.5°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -43.98333°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 12.5 - 180° = -167.5°
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 Falciano is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-43.98333, -167.5)
In DMS format: 43°58'60'' N 12°30'0'' E .