The opposite side of the world to Málaga is Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 36.720, -4.420
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -36.720, 175.580
Coromandel is the closest city to Málaga's antipodal point (9 km).
The antipodal city to Málaga is Coromandel. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Málaga is Coromandel.
The distance from Málaga to Coromandel 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 Málaga's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Málaga.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Coromandel, Waikato||New Zealand||9 km||(-36.761, 175.496)|
|Whitianga, Waikato||New Zealand||17 km||(-36.833, 175.700)|
|Tairua, Waikato||New Zealand||41 km||(-37.017, 175.850)|
|Pauanui, Waikato||New Zealand||42 km||(-37.017, 175.867)|
|Thames, Waikato||New Zealand||47 km||(-37.138, 175.540)|
|Whangamata, Waikato||New Zealand||59 km||(-37.200, 175.867)|
|Pakuranga, Auckland||New Zealand||62 km||(-36.883, 174.917)|
|Ngatea, Waikato||New Zealand||63 km||(-37.283, 175.500)|
|Kerepehi, Waikato||New Zealand||64 km||(-37.300, 175.533)|
|East Tamaki, Auckland||New Zealand||66 km||(-36.950, 174.900)|
Coordinates: 36.7202° N 4.4203° W
Coordinates: 36.7611° S 175.4963° 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 Málaga
The DMS coordinates are: 36°43'12.6'' N 4°25'13.2'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 36.72016°
LngO = -4.42034°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -36.72016°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -4.42034 + 180° = 175.57966°
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 Málaga is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-36.72016, 175.57966)
In DMS format: 36°43'12.6'' N 4°25'13.2'' W.