Antipode of Oranjestad, Aruba

The opposite side of the world to Oranjestad is Pacitan, East Java, Indonesia.

Oranjestad

Aruba

Continent: America

Coordinates: 12.524, -70.027

Antipodal point

Indian Ocean

Exact location on the other side of the world

Coordinates: -12.524, 109.973

Pacitan

Indonesia

Pacitan is the closest city to Oranjestad's antipodal point (495 km).

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

The distance from Oranjestad to Pacitan 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 Oranjestad

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
Pacitan, East Java Indonesia 495 km (-8.194, 111.103)
Ngulung Kulon, East Java Indonesia 496 km (-8.304, 111.507)
Ngulung Wetan, East Java Indonesia 496 km (-8.293, 111.487)
Krajan Craken, East Java Indonesia 498 km (-8.296, 111.544)
Sobo, East Java Indonesia 499 km (-8.282, 111.511)
Munjungan, East Java Indonesia 499 km (-8.303, 111.579)
Banjar, East Java Indonesia 499 km (-8.268, 111.480)
Tawing, East Java Indonesia 499 km (-8.307, 111.596)
Nglebeng, East Java Indonesia 499 km (-8.256, 111.454)
Bendoroto, East Java Indonesia 500 km (-8.308, 111.610)

Oranjestad, Aruba

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.524° N 70.027° W

Pacitan, Indonesia

Local time:

Coordinates: 8.1939° S 111.1033° 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 Oranjestad

The DMS coordinates are: 12°31'26.3'' N 70°1'37.3'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 12.52398°

LngO = -70.02703°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -12.52398°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -70.02703 + 180° = 109.97297°

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 Oranjestad is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-12.52398, 109.97297)

In DMS format: 12°31'26.3'' N 70°1'37.3'' W.

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