Antipode of Aoloau, American Samoa

The opposite side of the world to Aoloau is Zinder, Niger.

Aoloau

American Samoa

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: -14.320, -170.770

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: Oceania

Coordinates: 14.320, 9.230

Zinder

Niger

Zinder is the closest city to Aoloau's antipodal point (62 km).

The antipodal city to Aoloau is Zinder. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Aoloau is Zinder.

The distance from Aoloau to Zinder is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Aoloau

This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Aoloau's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Aoloau.

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Zinder Niger 62 km (13.807, 8.988)
Mirriah, Zinder Niger 68 km (13.707, 9.150)
Tanout, Zinder Niger 81 km (14.971, 8.888)
Gouré, Zinder Niger 118 km (13.984, 10.270)
Kantché, Zinder Niger 120 km (13.539, 8.463)
Matamey, Zinder Niger 128 km (13.423, 8.475)
Tessaoua, Maradi Niger 148 km (13.757, 7.987)
Magaria, Zinder Niger 150 km (12.998, 8.910)
Machina, Yobe Nigeria 158 km (13.136, 10.049)
Zango, Katsina Nigeria 162 km (13.053, 8.486)

Aoloau, American Samoa

Local time:

Coordinates: 14.3197° S 170.77° W

Zinder, Niger

Local time:

Coordinates: 13.8072° N 8.9881° E

How to calculate the antipodal point?

The antipode can be calculated by understanding the geographic coordinates and applying simple formulas. We will use the following variables:

  • LatO: Latitude at the origin point.
  • LngO: Longitude at the origin point.
  • LatA: Latitude at the antipodal point.
  • LngA: Longitude at the antipodal point.

Step 1: Obtain the geographic coordinates of Aoloau

The DMS coordinates are: 14°19'11'' S 170°46'12'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = -14.31972°

LngO = -170.77°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = 14.31972°

Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -170.77 + 180° = 9.23°

Since the longitude is negative, we sum 180° to ensure the final value lies between (-180, 180). If it were the other way around, we would subtract 180° for the same reason.

Result:

The antipode of Aoloau is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (14.31972, 9.23)

In DMS format: 14°19'11'' S 170°46'12'' W.

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