The opposite side of the world to San Fernando is Parakai, Auckland, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 36.476, -6.198
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -36.476, 173.802
Parakai is the closest city to San Fernando's antipodal point (60 km).
The antipodal city to San Fernando is Parakai. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from San Fernando is Parakai.
The distance from San Fernando to Parakai 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 San Fernando's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from San Fernando.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Parakai, Auckland||New Zealand||60 km||(-36.650, 174.433)|
|Dargaville, Northland||New Zealand||61 km||(-35.933, 173.883)|
|Maungaturoto, Northland||New Zealand||66 km||(-36.100, 174.367)|
|Wellsford, Auckland||New Zealand||68 km||(-36.283, 174.517)|
|Kaiwaka, Northland||New Zealand||68 km||(-36.167, 174.450)|
|Muriwai Beach, Auckland||New Zealand||69 km||(-36.837, 174.433)|
|Warkworth, Auckland||New Zealand||78 km||(-36.400, 174.667)|
|Ruakaka, Northland||New Zealand||86 km||(-35.908, 174.450)|
|Maungatapere, Northland||New Zealand||88 km||(-35.750, 174.200)|
|Rothesay Bay, Auckland||New Zealand||88 km||(-36.726, 174.741)|
Coordinates: 36.4759° N 6.1982° W
Coordinates: 36.65° S 174.4333° 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 San Fernando
The DMS coordinates are: 36°28'33.2'' N 6°11'53.4'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 36.4759°
LngO = -6.19817°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -36.4759°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -6.19817 + 180° = 173.80183°
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 San Fernando is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-36.4759, 173.80183)
In DMS format: 36°28'33.2'' N 6°11'53.4'' W.