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

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