The Farthest Cities of the World

With 71% of the surface of the Earth covered by water, the point exactly on the other side of the world to most people is somewhere in the middle of an ocean. As a result, certain cities end up being the farthest away to large areas of land. For example, Perth is the farthest city from much of Eastern North America. Similarly, cities in New Zealand are often farthest from European cities. So what are the cities that are farthest from the most other people? Full results below.

Cities with over 1 million

Auckland, New Zealand is farthest from ~25% of the world.

Cities with over 100 thousand

Tauranga, New Zealand is farthest from ~9% of the world.

Farthest Cities

cities defined as having population over 100k (view for over 1 million)

Country City # of Cities Farthest From Est. Population Farthest From
New_ZealandNew ZealandTauranga2968.6%
New_ZealandNew ZealandDunedin2754.84%
New_ZealandNew ZealandLower Hutt2754.61%
USUnited States of AmericaHonolulu (HI)1704.46%
ArgentinaArgentinaMar del Plata1103.61%
BrazilBrazilRio Grande2133.16%
AustraliaAustraliaPerth1763.01%
New_ZealandNew ZealandAuckland882.98%
ChileChileTalcahuano1222.92%
MauritiusMauritiusVacoas - Phoenix1352.29%
PeruPeruIca1222.16%
ArgentinaArgentinaBahía Blanca252.1%
ArgentinaArgentinaSanta Fe292.01%
ChileChileCoquimbo711.87%
PeruPeruCallao821.85%
PeruPeruChiclayo601.78%
ArgentinaArgentinaConcordia141.6%
ArgentinaArgentinaSanta Rosa371.54%
ChileChilePunta Arenas871.54%
PeruPeruPiura791.46%
MauritiusMauritiusPort Louis491.45%
ChileChileCalama241.3%
ChileChilePuerto Montt521.27%
BrazilBrazilCriciúma431.26%
ChileChileCoronel521.18%
BoliviaBoliviaTarija51.04%
ArgentinaArgentinaCórdoba171%
ParaguayParaguayAsuncion230.98%
JapanJapanUruma510.93%
ArgentinaArgentinaRío Cuarto180.88%
FranceFranceSaint-Paul (La Réunion)570.86%
ChileChileValdivia400.85%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBengkulu470.85%
JapanJapanUrasoe680.84%
ArgentinaArgentinaSan Rafael300.82%
ChileChileAntofagasta250.81%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBandar Lampung190.8%
ArgentinaArgentinaSalta180.78%
IndonesiaIndonesiaJayapura370.76%
ArgentinaArgentinaTandil220.74%
BrazilBrazilVarzea Grande280.71%
ArgentinaArgentinaResistencia170.7%
New_ZealandNew ZealandChristchurch480.63%
PapuaPapua New GuineaPort Moresby230.6%
ArgentinaArgentinaSan Nicolás de los Arroyos90.58%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBlitar280.53%
PeruPeruChimbote250.53%
IndonesiaIndonesiaSukabumi250.5%
ArgentinaArgentinaNeuquén160.49%
ChileChileOsorno180.48%
ColombiaColombiaSogamoso10.48%
CambodiaCambodiaBat Dambang30.47%
ChileChileCopiapó220.46%
ArgentinaArgentinaTrelew160.46%
SpainSpainSan Cristóbal De La Laguna100.46%
ArgentinaArgentinaLa Rioja180.42%
ChileChileRancagua50.41%
AustraliaAustraliaSunshine Coast160.41%
ChileChileIquique130.4%
BoliviaBoliviaYacuiba80.39%
ChinaChinaShangluo, Shaanxi30.36%
BrazilBrazilUruguaiana70.35%
ArgentinaArgentinaSan Juan100.33%
ArgentinaArgentinaRosario90.33%
ArgentinaArgentinaSan Fernando del Valle de Catamarca90.33%
EcuadorEcuadorAmbato30.33%
IndonesiaIndonesiaYogyakarta210.33%
ArgentinaArgentinaSantiago del Estero190.32%
JapanJapanOkinawa280.31%
CanadaCanadaSt. John's (NL)50.29%
UruguayUruguayMontevideo30.27%
PhilippinesPhilippinesCalbayog80.25%
ArgentinaArgentinaCorrientes40.24%
PeruPeruHuancayo20.23%
VenezuelaVenezuelaSan Fernando De Apure80.23%
ArgentinaArgentinaMendoza50.22%
ChileChileValparaíso70.19%
ChinaChinaDafeng, Jiangsu10.19%
IndonesiaIndonesiaDenpasar170.18%
BrazilBrazilBoa Vista60.18%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBandung70.18%
EcuadorEcuadorCuenca90.17%
BrazilBrazilCuiabá140.17%
PeruPeruChincha Alta90.17%
ArgentinaArgentinaComodoro Rivadavia80.16%
ChileChileTalca40.16%
IndonesiaIndonesiaTanjung Balai60.16%
ChinaChinaWanning, Hainan60.15%
VenezuelaVenezuelaBarinas60.15%
IndonesiaIndonesiaPakanbaru80.15%
EcuadorEcuadorMachala50.14%
BrazilBrazilParauapebas70.14%
BrazilBrazilSantarém120.14%
ColombiaColombiaPiedecuesta10.12%
ArgentinaArgentinaSan Miguel de Tucumán70.12%
ChinaChinaQingdao, Shandong90.11%
South_AfricaSouth AfricaUmlazi80.1%
IndonesiaIndonesiaMataram50.1%
MalaysiaMalaysiaTawau10.09%
ColombiaColombiaDuitama10.09%
PeruPeruSullana80.09%
BrazilBrazilJi-Paraná80.09%
JapanJapanKagoshima30.09%
MexicoMexicoEnsenada50.08%
ChileChileTemuco20.08%
ChinaChinaMacheng, Hubei10.08%
PhilippinesPhilippinesSan Fernando (La Union)10.08%
ColombiaColombiaNeiva20.08%
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaKeelung City60.08%
JapanJapanKanoya80.08%
USUnited States of AmericaVirginia Beach (VA)10.08%
ChinaChinaXinghua, Jiangsu10.07%
South_KoreaSouth KoreaGwangju10.07%
SpainSpainMarbella10.07%
VietnamVietnamDa Nang30.06%
New_ZealandNew ZealandHamilton40.06%
IndonesiaIndonesiaAmbon40.06%
BrazilBrazilManaus30.06%
ArgentinaArgentinaMoreno10.06%
VenezuelaVenezuelaEl Tigre20.06%
New_ZealandNew ZealandWellington50.06%
BrazilBrazilAlvorada40.06%
PhilippinesPhilippinesTuguegarao20.05%
ColombiaColombiaBucaramanga10.05%
IndonesiaIndonesiaJambi40.05%
ThailandThailandNakhon Si Thammarat20.05%
AustraliaAustraliaGold Coast-Tweed50.05%
EcuadorEcuadorLoja30.05%
ChinaChinaWeihai, Shandong10.04%
PeruPeruArequipa30.04%
PeruPeruCuzco40.04%
PeruPeruIquitos40.04%
ChinaChinaRui'an, Zhejiang20.04%
PhilippinesPhilippinesSurigao50.04%
EcuadorEcuadorEsmeraldas10.04%
ChinaChinaAnkang, Shaanxi40.04%
ColombiaColombiaZipaquirá10.04%
EcuadorEcuadorSanto Domingo De Los Colorados10.04%
ChinaChinaJi'an, Jiangxi10.04%
MalaysiaMalaysiaGeorge Town20.03%
ChinaChinaNanxiong, Guangdong10.03%
PhilippinesPhilippinesNaga30.03%
VenezuelaVenezuelaSan Cristóbal20.03%
ColombiaColombiaPitalito10.03%
ChinaChinaJintan, Jiangsu10.03%
Cape_VerdeCape VerdePraia30.03%
IndonesiaIndonesiaPalembang20.03%
PhilippinesPhilippinesTagum40.03%
ThailandThailandHat Yai20.03%
BrazilBrazilChapecó40.03%
IndonesiaIndonesiaMalang40.03%
Hong_KongHong KongHong Kong Sar30.03%
ChinaChinaWuzhong, Ningxia40.03%
BrazilBrazilMacapá10.02%
ChinaChinaJiaonan, Shandong30.02%
VietnamVietnamBuonmathuot10.02%
ChinaChinaLinhe, Inner Mongolia20.02%
ChinaChinaZhoushan, Zhejiang20.02%
MexicoMexicoLa Paz, Baja California Sur30.02%
ChinaChinaRizhao, Shandong30.02%
USUnited States of AmericaOxnard (CA)20.02%
CambodiaCambodiaPhnom Penh10.02%
SurinameSurinameParamaribo20.02%
ChinaChinaTianjin10.02%
PeruPeruTacna10.02%
ColombiaColombiaBuenaventura10.02%
SpainSpainSalamanca20.02%
ChileChileLa Serena20.02%
CambodiaCambodiaSeam Reab20.02%
MalaysiaMalaysiaKuantan10.02%
SpainSpainA Coruña20.02%
JapanJapanNagasaki20.02%
BrazilBrazilPorto Velho20.02%
PhilippinesPhilippinesPuerto Princesa20.02%
PeruPeruPucallpa30.02%
VietnamVietnamRach Gia30.02%
PeruPeruTarapoto20.02%
ChileChileArica30.02%
ChinaChinaGuiping, Guangxi10.02%
NamibiaNamibiaWindhoek10.02%
ChinaChinaLichuan, Hubei20.02%
ChinaChinaFuzhou, Jiangxi10.02%
ChinaChinaShuozhou, Shanxi10.02%
MalaysiaMalaysiaSubang Jaya10.02%
ChinaChinaYancheng, Jiangsu10.01%
AustraliaAustraliaTownsville10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaKediri10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaMakasar10.01%
ChinaChinaPingliang, Gansu10.01%
ChinaChinaWuhai, Inner Mongolia10.01%
ChinaChinaLiuyang, Hunan10.01%
ChinaChinaLiu'an, Anhui10.01%
SpainSpainCórdoba10.01%
ChinaChinaLinxiang, Hunan10.01%
ChinaChinaShanghai10.01%
ChinaChinaLuoding, Guangdong10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaPadang10.01%
RussiaRussiaUlan-Ude10.01%
USUnited States of AmericaSalinas (CA)10.01%
ChinaChinaLiaocheng, Shandong10.01%
ChinaChinaSanmenxia, Henan10.01%
AustraliaAustraliaHobart10.01%
ChinaChinaShiyan, Hubei10.01%
ChinaChinaLufeng, Guangdong10.01%
MexicoMexicoAcapulco10.01%
ChinaChinaYicheng, Hubei10.01%
BoliviaBoliviaSanta Cruz10.01%
SpainSpainJaén10.01%
MalaysiaMalaysiaKota Bharu10.01%
ChinaChinaZhaoyuan, Shandong10.01%
ChinaChinaLianyungang, Jiangsu10.01%
ChileChilePuente Alto10.01%
ChinaChinaXilin Hot, Inner Mongolia20.01%
ChinaChinaSanya, Hainan10.01%
TimorTimor-LesteDili10.01%
ArgentinaArgentinaLibertad10.01%
BrazilBrazilParnaíba10.01%
PhilippinesPhilippinesTacloban10.01%
ChinaChinaShizuishan, Ningxia10.01%
PeruPeruHuánuco20.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaTangerang20.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaPare Pare10.01%
South_AfricaSouth AfricaPort Elizabeth10.01%
ChinaChinaXi'an, Shaanxi10.01%
PeruPeruTrujillo20.01%
MexicoMexicoManzanillo10.01%
MalaysiaMalaysiaIpoh10.01%
ChinaChinaHuaihua, Hunan10.01%
ChinaChinaYan'an, Shaanxi10.01%
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaTaitung City10.01%
ChinaChinaHaikou, Hainan10.01%
ChileChileChillán10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBitung10.01%
ChinaChinaTongchuan, Shaanxi10.01%
ChileChileVilla Alemana10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaJakarta20.01%
ColombiaColombiaBarrancabermeja10.01%

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