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

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