The opposite side of the world to Placencia is West Island, Cocos Islands.
Coordinates: 16.514, -88.366
Opposite side in the world
Coordinates: -16.514, 91.634
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.
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)|
Coordinates: 16.5142° N 88.3665° W
Coordinates: 12.1568° S 96.8225° 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 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.