The opposite side of the world to Cartagena is Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 37.605, -0.986
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -37.605, 179.014
Ruatoria is the closest city to Cartagena's antipodal point (67 km).
The antipodal city to Cartagena is Ruatoria. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Cartagena is Ruatoria.
The distance from Cartagena to Ruatoria 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 Cartagena's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Cartagena.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Ruatoria, Gisborne||New Zealand||67 km||(-37.883, 178.333)|
|Tolaga Bay, Gisborne||New Zealand||105 km||(-38.367, 178.300)|
|Te Karaka, Gisborne||New Zealand||139 km||(-38.467, 177.867)|
|Gisborne||New Zealand||146 km||(-38.653, 178.004)|
|Manutuke, Gisborne||New Zealand||154 km||(-38.683, 177.917)|
|Opotiki, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||159 km||(-38.009, 177.287)|
|Waimana, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||180 km||(-38.150, 177.083)|
|Whakatane, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||183 km||(-37.959, 176.985)|
|Taneatua, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||183 km||(-38.067, 177.017)|
|Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty||New Zealand||197 km||(-37.983, 176.833)|
Coordinates: 37.6051° N 0.9862° W
Coordinates: 37.8833° S 178.3333° 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 Cartagena
The DMS coordinates are: 37°36'18.4'' N 0°59'10.4'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 37.60512°
LngO = -0.98623°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -37.60512°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -0.98623 + 180° = 179.01377°
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 Cartagena is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-37.60512, 179.01377)
In DMS format: 37°36'18.4'' N 0°59'10.4'' W.