The opposite side of the world to Albacete is Manutuke, Gisborne, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 38.994, -1.856
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -38.994, 178.144
Manutuke is the closest city to Albacete's antipodal point (40 km).
The antipodal city to Albacete is Manutuke. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Albacete is Manutuke.
The distance from Albacete to Manutuke is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Albacete's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Albacete.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Manutuke, Gisborne||New Zealand||40 km||(-38.683, 177.917)|
|Gisborne||New Zealand||40 km||(-38.653, 178.004)|
|Te Karaka, Gisborne||New Zealand||63 km||(-38.467, 177.867)|
|Wairoa, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||67 km||(-39.033, 177.367)|
|Tolaga Bay, Gisborne||New Zealand||71 km||(-38.367, 178.300)|
|Napier, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||120 km||(-39.493, 176.912)|
|Ruatoria, Gisborne||New Zealand||124 km||(-37.883, 178.333)|
|Taradale, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||127 km||(-39.533, 176.850)|
|Waimana, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||132 km||(-38.150, 177.083)|
|Hastings, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||133 km||(-39.638, 176.849)|
Coordinates: 38.9942° N 1.8564° W
Coordinates: 38.6833° S 177.9167° E
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 Albacete
The DMS coordinates are: 38°59'39.3'' N 1°51'23.1'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 38.99424°
LngO = -1.85643°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -38.99424°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -1.85643 + 180° = 178.14357°
Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Albacete is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-38.99424, 178.14357)
In DMS format: 38°59'39.3'' N 1°51'23.1'' W.