Antipode of Cartagena, Spain

The opposite side of the world to Cartagena is Ruatoria, Gisborne, New Zealand.



Continent: Europe

Coordinates: 37.605, -0.986

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Europe

Coordinates: -37.605, 179.014


New Zealand

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.

Cities on the other side of the world of Cartagena

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)

Cartagena, Spain

Local time:

Coordinates: 37.6051° N 0.9862° W

Ruatoria, New Zealand

Local time:

Coordinates: 37.8833° S 178.3333° E

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 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.

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