The opposite side of the world to Oviedo is Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 43.360, -5.845
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -43.360, 174.155
Akaroa is the closest city to Oviedo's antipodal point (108 km).
The antipodal city to Oviedo is Akaroa. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Oviedo is Akaroa.
The distance from Oviedo to Akaroa 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 Oviedo's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Oviedo.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Akaroa, Canterbury||New Zealand||108 km||(-43.804, 172.968)|
|Kaikoura, Canterbury||New Zealand||112 km||(-42.417, 173.683)|
|Amberley, Canterbury||New Zealand||118 km||(-43.156, 172.730)|
|Waikuku, Canterbury||New Zealand||120 km||(-43.300, 172.683)|
|Woodend, Canterbury||New Zealand||121 km||(-43.317, 172.667)|
|Sefton, Canterbury||New Zealand||121 km||(-43.250, 172.667)|
|Kaiapoi, Canterbury||New Zealand||123 km||(-43.378, 172.640)|
|Christchurch, Canterbury||New Zealand||125 km||(-43.533, 172.633)|
|Prebbleton, Canterbury||New Zealand||135 km||(-43.583, 172.517)|
|Lincoln, Canterbury||New Zealand||139 km||(-43.650, 172.483)|
Coordinates: 43.3603° N 5.8448° W
Coordinates: 43.8038° S 172.9682° 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 Oviedo
The DMS coordinates are: 43°21'37'' N 5°50'41.1'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 43.36029°
LngO = -5.84476°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -43.36029°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -5.84476 + 180° = 174.15524°
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 Oviedo is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-43.36029, 174.15524)
In DMS format: 43°21'37'' N 5°50'41.1'' W.