The opposite side of the world to Bern is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 46.948, 7.447
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -46.948, -172.553
Waitangi is the closest city to Bern's antipodal point (457 km).
The antipodal city to Bern is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Bern is Waitangi.
The distance from Bern to Waitangi 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 Bern's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Bern.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||457 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|Castlepoint, Wellington||New Zealand||1,123 km||(-40.900, 176.217)|
|Waipawa, Wellington||New Zealand||1,133 km||(-41.412, 175.515)|
|Masterton, Wellington||New Zealand||1,155 km||(-40.960, 175.658)|
|Otane, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,174 km||(-39.883, 176.633)|
|Takapau, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,179 km||(-40.033, 176.350)|
|Hastings, Hawke's Bay||New Zealand||1,181 km||(-39.638, 176.849)|
|Upper Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||1,183 km||(-41.138, 175.050)|
|Akaroa, Canterbury||New Zealand||1,185 km||(-43.804, 172.968)|
|Lower Hutt, Wellington||New Zealand||1,186 km||(-41.217, 174.917)|
Coordinates: 46.9481° N 7.4474° E
Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W
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 Bern
The DMS coordinates are: 46°56'53.1'' N 7°26'50.8'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 46.94809°
LngO = 7.44744°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -46.94809°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 7.44744 - 180° = -172.55256°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Bern is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-46.94809, -172.55256)
In DMS format: 46°56'53.1'' N 7°26'50.8'' E .