Antipode of Placencia, Belize

The opposite side of the world to Placencia is West Island, Cocos Islands.



Continent: America

Coordinates: 16.514, -88.366

Antipodal point

Opposite side in the world

Continent: America

Coordinates: -16.514, 91.634

West Island

Cocos Islands

West Island is the closest city to Placencia's antipodal point (739 km).

The antipodal city to Placencia is West Island. This means that, among all the populated locations in the world, the farthest city from Placencia is West Island.

The distance from Placencia to West Island is about 19,000 kilometers. A direct flight would take around 21 hours, but there aren't commercial routes between these cities.

Cities on the other side of the world of Placencia

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

City Country Distance from antipode Coordinates
West Island Cocos Islands 739 km (-12.157, 96.823)
Flying Fish Cove Christmas Island 1,663 km (-10.422, 105.679)
Manna, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,814 km (-4.465, 102.904)
Bintuhan, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,821 km (-4.794, 103.348)
Padangguci, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,822 km (-4.589, 103.144)
Tais, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,823 km (-4.075, 102.577)
Masmambang, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,825 km (-4.164, 102.700)
Masat, Bengkulu Indonesia 1,825 km (-4.381, 102.954)
Bengkulu Indonesia 1,825 km (-3.800, 102.266)
Tuapejat, West Sumatra Indonesia 1,824 km (-2.028, 99.589)

Placencia, Belize

Local time:

Coordinates: 16.5142° N 88.3665° W

West Island, Cocos Islands

Local time:

Coordinates: 12.1568° S 96.8225° 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 Placencia

The DMS coordinates are: 16°30'51.1'' N 88°21'59.3'' W.

Calculations are easier by using the decimal format, hence:

LatO = 16.51419°

LngO = -88.36647°

Step 2: Calculate the latitude

LatA = - LatO = -16.51419°

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

Step 3: Calculate the longitude

LngA = LngO ± 180° = -88.36647 + 180° = 91.63353°

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 Placencia is located on coordinates: (LatA, LngA) = (-16.51419, 91.63353)

In DMS format: 16°30'51.1'' N 88°21'59.3'' W.

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