The opposite side of the world to Kökar is Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
Coordinates: 59.921, 20.909
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -59.921, -159.091
Waitangi is the closest city to Kökar's antipodal point (2,130 km).
The antipodal city to Kökar is Waitangi. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Kökar is Waitangi.
The distance from Kökar to Waitangi is about 18,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 20 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Kökar's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Kökar.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Waitangi, Chatham Islands||New Zealand||2,130 km||(-43.954, -176.560)|
|McMurdo Station||Antarctica||2,350 km||(-77.846, 166.676)|
|Portobello, Otago||New Zealand||2,532 km||(-45.850, 170.650)|
|Papatowai, Otago||New Zealand||2,533 km||(-46.561, 169.471)|
|Kaitangata, Otago||New Zealand||2,537 km||(-46.275, 169.850)|
|Dunedin, Otago||New Zealand||2,537 km||(-45.874, 170.504)|
|Milton, Otago||New Zealand||2,544 km||(-46.121, 169.969)|
|Waitati, Otago||New Zealand||2,544 km||(-45.750, 170.567)|
|Balclutha, Otago||New Zealand||2,546 km||(-46.234, 169.750)|
|Outram, Otago||New Zealand||2,551 km||(-45.867, 170.233)|
Coordinates: 59.9205° N 20.9088° E
Coordinates: 43.9535° S 176.5597° W
The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:
Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Kökar
The DMS coordinates are: 59°55'13.8'' N 20°54'31.8'' E .
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 59.92051°
LngO = 20.90883°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -59.92051°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = 20.90883 - 180° = -159.09117°
Since the longitude is positive, we subtract 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would sum 180° for the same reason.
The antipode of Kökar is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-59.92051, -159.09117)
In DMS format: 59°55'13.8'' N 20°54'31.8'' E .