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 1 million (view for over 100k)

Country City # of Cities Farthest From Est. Population Farthest From
New_ZealandNew ZealandAuckland109924.8%
ChileChileSantiago44911.13%
PeruPeruLima4219.31%
ArgentinaArgentinaRosario986.46%
BoliviaBoliviaSanta Cruz1115.23%
BrazilBrazilPorto Alegre2574.56%
UruguayUruguayMontevideo1374.31%
ArgentinaArgentinaBuenos Aires643.9%
ArgentinaArgentinaCórdoba1333.9%
AustraliaAustraliaPerth2123.65%
MadagascarMadagascarAntananarivo1722.84%
IndonesiaIndonesiaTangerang992.57%
MexicoMexicoTijuana541.25%
USUnited States of AmericaLos Angeles (CA)621.23%
EcuadorEcuadorGuayaquil671.09%
PhilippinesPhilippinesDavao561.04%
AustraliaAustraliaBrisbane391.02%
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaNew Taipei City700.85%
IndonesiaIndonesiaBandung390.8%
ColombiaColombiaBucaramanga60.76%
JapanJapanFukuoka540.73%
IndonesiaIndonesiaSurabaya480.73%
BrazilBrazilManaus440.65%
JapanJapanOsaka290.64%
MoroccoMoroccoEl-Jadida100.54%
CambodiaCambodiaBat Dambang40.48%
ChinaChinaXi'an, Shaanxi90.42%
EcuadorEcuadorQuito50.42%
IndonesiaIndonesiaPalembang190.42%
VenezuelaVenezuelaCaracas100.37%
PhilippinesPhilippinesQuezon City140.31%
ChinaChinaQingdao, Shandong100.3%
MalaysiaMalaysiaKuala Lumpur120.24%
ChinaChinaHaikou, Hainan110.22%
IndonesiaIndonesiaSemarang150.21%
MexicoMexicoZapopan60.21%
SenegalSenegalDakar70.18%
USUnited States of AmericaNew York (NY)20.14%
IndonesiaIndonesiaMedan90.14%
SingaporeSingaporeSingapore50.12%
ColombiaColombiaCúcuta50.12%
ColombiaColombiaCali30.11%
VenezuelaVenezuelaBarquisimeto60.08%
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaTaipei60.08%
PhilippinesPhilippinesCaloocan10.08%
ColombiaColombiaBogotá40.08%
IndonesiaIndonesiaMakasar40.08%
ChinaChinaHefei, Anhui10.08%
ChinaChinaYangzhou, Jiangsu10.07%
South_KoreaSouth KoreaGwangju10.07%
MoroccoMoroccoKénitra10.07%
ChinaChinaYinchuan, Ningxia80.06%
CambodiaCambodiaPhnom Penh50.05%
TaiwanRepublic of ChinaKaohsiung City20.05%
SpainSpainMadrid60.05%
ChinaChinaWenzhou, Zhejiang20.04%
ChinaChinaZhuzhou, Hunan10.04%
BrazilBrazilGoiânia50.04%
ChinaChinaYantai, Shandong20.04%
ChinaChinaYixing, Jiangsu10.03%
ChinaChinaRizhao, Shandong60.03%
BrazilBrazilCuritiba40.03%
VietnamVietnamHo Chi Minh20.03%
ChinaChinaHuizhou, Guangdong10.03%
Hong_KongHong KongHong Kong Sar30.03%
ZambiaZambiaLusaka10.02%
ChinaChinaTianjin10.02%
ChinaChinaNanchang, Jiangxi10.02%
ChinaChinaTaiyuan, Shanxi10.02%
ChinaChinaBaotou, Inner Mongolia20.02%
ChinaChinaGuigang, Guangxi10.02%
ChinaChinaNingbo, Zhejiang20.02%
PhilippinesPhilippinesManila20.02%
ChinaChinaChongqing20.02%
ChinaChinaZunyi, Guizhou10.01%
ChinaChinaYueyang, Hunan10.01%
AustraliaAustraliaAdelaide10.01%
GuatemalaGuatemalaCuidad de Guatemala10.01%
ChinaChinaMaoming, Guangdong10.01%
ChinaChinaChifeng, Inner Mongolia10.01%
ChinaChinaShantou, Guangdong10.01%
ChinaChinaChangsha, Hunan10.01%
ChinaChinaXiangyang, Hubei10.01%
ChinaChinaLuoyang, Henan10.01%
ChinaChinaTaizhou, Zhejiang10.01%
ChinaChinaFuyang, Anhui10.01%
MongoliaMongoliaUlaanbaatar20.01%
BrazilBrazilRecife10.01%
ZimbabweZimbabweHarare10.01%
MexicoMexicoGuadalajara10.01%
AustraliaAustraliaMelbourne10.01%
ChinaChinaDengzhou, Henan10.01%
ChinaChinaLiaocheng, Shandong10.01%
ChinaChinaShanghai10.01%
ChinaChinaWenling, Zhejiang10.01%
ChinaChinaLianyungang, Jiangsu10.01%
IndonesiaIndonesiaJakarta20.01%
ChinaChinaHuai'an, Jiangsu10.01%

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