The opposite side of the world to Pamplona is Castlepoint, Wellington, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 42.817, -1.643
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -42.817, 178.357
Castlepoint is the closest city to Pamplona's antipodal point (277 km).
The antipodal city to Pamplona is Castlepoint. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Pamplona is Castlepoint.
The distance from Pamplona to Castlepoint 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 Pamplona's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Pamplona.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Castlepoint, Wellington||New Zealand||277 km||(-40.900, 176.217)|
|Waipawa, Wellington||New Zealand||282 km||(-41.412, 175.515)|
|Masterton, Wellington||New Zealand||304 km||(-40.960, 175.658)|
|Upper Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||331 km||(-41.138, 175.050)|
|Lower Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||336 km||(-41.217, 174.917)|
|Petone, Wellington||New Zealand||338 km||(-41.228, 174.870)|
|Brooklyn, Wellington||New Zealand||342 km||(-41.306, 174.763)|
|Wellington||New Zealand||342 km||(-41.287, 174.776)|
|Kelburn, Wellington||New Zealand||343 km||(-41.283, 174.767)|
|Khandallah, Wellington||New Zealand||343 km||(-41.245, 174.794)|
Coordinates: 42.8169° N 1.6432° W
Coordinates: 40.9° S 176.2167° 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 Pamplona
The DMS coordinates are: 42°49'0.7'' N 1°38'35.6'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 42.81687°
LngO = -1.64323°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -42.81687°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -1.64323 + 180° = 178.35677°
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 Pamplona is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-42.81687, 178.35677)
In DMS format: 42°49'0.7'' N 1°38'35.6'' W.