The opposite side of the world to Faleāsao is Gouré, Zinder, Niger.
Coordinates: -14.222, -169.513
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: 14.222, 10.487
Gouré is the closest city to Faleāsao's antipodal point (35 km).
The antipodal city to Faleāsao is Gouré. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Faleāsao is Gouré.
The distance from Faleāsao to Gouré 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 Faleāsao's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Faleāsao.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|Gouré, Zinder||Niger||35 km||(13.984, 10.270)|
|Kumagunnam, Yobe||Nigeria||119 km||(13.155, 10.635)|
|Machina, Yobe||Nigeria||129 km||(13.136, 10.049)|
|Nguru, Yobe||Nigeria||149 km||(12.877, 10.455)|
|Jajimaji, Yobe||Nigeria||150 km||(12.899, 10.807)|
|Mirriah, Zinder||Niger||155 km||(13.707, 9.150)|
|Gashua, Yobe||Nigeria||161 km||(12.874, 11.041)|
|Birniwa, Jigawa||Nigeria||161 km||(12.791, 10.236)|
|Guri, Jigawa||Nigeria||165 km||(12.728, 10.420)|
|Zinder||Niger||168 km||(13.807, 8.988)|
Coordinates: 14.2222° S 169.5128° W
Coordinates: 13.9835° N 10.2704° 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 Faleāsao
The DMS coordinates are: 14°13'19.9'' S 169°30'46'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = -14.2222°
LngO = -169.51278°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = 14.2222°
Since the latitude is negative (south direction), the antipode must be positive (north direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -169.51278 + 180° = 10.48722°
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 Faleāsao is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (14.2222, 10.48722)
In DMS format: 14°13'19.9'' S 169°30'46'' W.