Antipode of Montevideo, Uruguay

The opposite side of the world to Montevideo is Sinan, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.



Continent: South America

Coordinates: -34.903, -56.188

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: South America

Coordinates: 34.903, 123.812


South Korea

Sinan is the closest city to Montevideo's antipodal point (210 km).

The antipodal city to Montevideo is Sinan. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Montevideo is Sinan.

The distance from Montevideo to Sinan is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Montevideo

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Montevideo's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Montevideo.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Sinan, Jeollanam-do South Korea 210 km (34.826, 126.109)
Imja, Jeollanam-do South Korea 211 km (35.085, 126.111)
Palgeum, Jeollanam-do South Korea 214 km (34.786, 126.143)
Nagwol, Jeollanam-do South Korea 215 km (35.202, 126.138)
Jido, Jeollanam-do South Korea 219 km (35.061, 126.208)
Haeje, Jeollanam-do South Korea 228 km (35.111, 126.295)
Apae, Jeollanam-do South Korea 229 km (34.867, 126.313)
Mokpo, Jeollanam-do South Korea 236 km (34.813, 126.392)
Yeomsan, Jeollanam-do South Korea 236 km (35.218, 126.372)
Baeksu, Jeollanam-do South Korea 242 km (35.284, 126.420)

Montevideo, Uruguay

Local time:

Coordinates: 34.9033° S 56.1882° W

Sinan, South Korea

Local time:

Coordinates: 34.8262° N 126.1086° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Montevideo

The DMS coordinates are: 34°54'11.8'' S 56°11'17.4'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -34.90328°

LngO = -56.18816°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 34.90328°

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -56.18816 + 180° = 123.81184°

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 Montevideo is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (34.90328, 123.81184)

In DMS format: 34°54'11.8'' S 56°11'17.4'' W.

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