The opposite side of the world to Matthew Town is North West Cape, Western Australia, Australia.
Coordinates: 20.950, -73.673
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -20.950, 106.327
North West Cape is the closest city to Matthew Town's antipodal point (806 km).
The antipodal city to Matthew Town is North West Cape. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Matthew Town is North West Cape.
The distance from Matthew Town to North West Cape is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.
This table contains the populated locations that are closest to Matthew Town's antipode. These are the farthest cities in the world from Matthew Town.
|City||Country||Distance from antipode||Coordinates|
|North West Cape, WA||Australia||806 km||(-21.926, 114.030)|
|Coral Bay, WA||Australia||806 km||(-23.141, 113.776)|
|Exmouth, WA||Australia||815 km||(-21.931, 114.121)|
|Brockman, WA||Australia||868 km||(-24.881, 113.654)|
|Morgantown, WA||Australia||869 km||(-24.877, 113.659)|
|Carnarvon, WA||Australia||869 km||(-24.883, 113.657)|
|South Carnarvon, WA||Australia||869 km||(-24.893, 113.658)|
|East Carnarvon, WA||Australia||870 km||(-24.864, 113.678)|
|Kingsford, WA||Australia||871 km||(-24.864, 113.695)|
|Onslow, WA||Australia||915 km||(-21.638, 115.112)|
Coordinates: 20.9498° N 73.6735° W
Coordinates: 21.9263° S 114.0295° 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 Matthew Town
The DMS coordinates are: 20°56'59.4'' N 73°40'24.5'' W.
Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:
LatO = 20.94982°
LngO = -73.67346°
Step 2: Calculate the latitude
LatA = - LatO = -20.94982°
Since the latitude is positive (north direction), the antipode must be negative (south direction).
Step 3: Calculate the longitude
LngA = LngO ± 180° = -73.67346 + 180° = 106.32654°
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 Matthew Town is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-20.94982, 106.32654)
In DMS format: 20°56'59.4'' N 73°40'24.5'' W.