The opposite side of the world to Fagatogo is Zinder, Niger.
Coordinates: -14.283, -170.690
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 14.283, 9.310
Zinder is the closest city to Fagatogo's antipodal point (63 km).
The antipodal city to Fagatogo is Zinder. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Fagatogo is Zinder.
The distance from Fagatogo to Zinder is about 20,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 22 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Fagatogo's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Fagatogo.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Zinder||Niger||63 km||(13.807, 8.988)|
|Mirriah, Zinder||Niger||66 km||(13.707, 9.150)|
|Tanout, Zinder||Niger||89 km||(14.971, 8.888)|
|Gouré, Zinder||Niger||109 km||(13.984, 10.270)|
|Kantché, Zinder||Niger||123 km||(13.539, 8.463)|
|Matamey, Zinder||Niger||131 km||(13.423, 8.475)|
|Magaria, Zinder||Niger||149 km||(12.998, 8.910)|
|Machina, Yobe||Nigeria||150 km||(13.136, 10.049)|
|Tessaoua, Maradi||Niger||154 km||(13.757, 7.987)|
|Zango, Katsina||Nigeria||163 km||(13.053, 8.486)|
Coordinates: 14.2825° S 170.69° W
Coordinates: 13.8072° N 8.9881° E
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 Fagatogo
The DMS coordinates are: 14°16'57'' S 170°41'24'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -14.2825°
LngO = -170.69°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 14.2825°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -170.69 + 180° = 9.31°
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.
The antipode of Fagatogo is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (14.2825, 9.31)
In DMS format: 14°16'57'' S 170°41'24'' W.